The Banqueting Hall

This would have been the communal living space when it was built in the 14th century. Both family and servants would have eaten and slept here. By the beginning of the 15th century however, the family would have begun to eat in the privacy of the Great Chamber and spend their leisure time in the Parlour which acquired the function of a private sitting room. Consequently the Great Hall became a room in which to entertain and hold social events and its name was changed to the Banqueting Hall.*

The Banqueting Hall

The Banqueting Hall

The Banqueting Hall

The Banqueting Hall

*From the Haddon Hall guide book

10 Comments CherryPie on Aug 10th 2018

10 Responses to “Haddon Hall – The Banqueting Hall”

  1. James Higham says:

    The various shades of brown are restful and varied enough.

  2. What a wonderful hall. I love places like that :)

  3. Astrid says:

    Again, that woodwork is just amazing and also the history, first they all “happy family” and later the privacy. Those stairs show that they had a lot of “up and down” running around on them. What a place to visit.

  4. Have you been to the Banqueting Hall in London?
    It’s free (just for 2 days) during London’s Open House next month. :)

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