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PENNSYLVANIA CASTLE

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Pennsylvania Castle is a large country house, later a hotel and now a house again (2009), built in 1797-1800 to designs of James Wyatt. It was built for John Penn, Military Governor of the island of Portland and grandson of William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania, USA. The building was constructed of squared and coursed Portland stone and is covered with slate. The flag of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which was presented by the US senate, hangs in the hall. It is alleged that Churchill and Eisenhower planned part of the D-Day invasion here.

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