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The property is set in 5 acres of parkland & is bordered by the river Chelmer. There is a 2? acre paddock which is used for secure off road parking This leads directly onto the formal gardens also of 2? acres & includes a lake together with ornamental ducks.
After "kidnapping" his bride, the groom would take her and go into hiding. By the time the bride's family tracked them down them, the bride would probably already be pregnant! A "bride price" would then be negotiated. An earlier source is the early Jewish custom of the bride and groom spending a week together alone immediately after the marriage feast. The earliest reference to this practice is Jacob's marriages to Leah and Rachel.