I like the fact that some National Trust properties are now allowing indoor photography. It was a bit of a challenge to get a decent indoor photograph at Hardwick because the rooms were rather dark, so I only took a few photographs.

I Particularly liked the muniment room because I have not seen one before. From about 1603 this is the room where the title deeds and other documents (muniments) of the Hardwick estate would be housed. The draws that they were housed in were probably installed in the mid-17th century.

The Muniment Room

10 Comments CherryPie on Aug 13th 2010

10 Responses to “Hardwick Hall – The Muniment Room”

  1. jameshigham says:

    Living history, oh thin beauty.

  2. Marcie says:

    I love these kinds of spaces..with their old drawers and woodwork. Wonderfully captured!

  3. ubermouth says:

    Do they hold the deeds for the whole town here?

    We kept our original deeds from the farm[and some maps dating to the 1700's] as they no longer actually do ‘deeds’ as such anymore.

    I love this photo. reminds me of old sepia photographs.

    • CherryPie says:

      I think it is just the deeds and documents for the estate which would cover a wide area.

      Those old maps sound fascinating, I love looking at those when I was doing some of my family history research.

  4. Denise says:

    I had a smile when I saw this…the words “Now I know I put in a drawer somewhere” sprung to mind! lol!

  5. MTG says:

    A good coat of varnish preserved these knobs well and I see most of them are still attached to the same old draws, CP.