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Haddon Hall has a fine example of a surviving Tudor kitchen:

Built in the 14th century, the Kitchen comprises a purely utilitarian set of rooms which originally stood apart from the other buildings to minimise the risk of fire spreading to the main house. The passageway linking the kitchen to the hall is thus a much [...]

19 Comments CherryPie on Aug 13th 2018

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The Manacle…

… for unruly diners in the Banqueting Hall at Haddon Hall.

This manacle was used as a punishment for those who did not “drink fayre” – a medieval custom whereby those that did not drink their quota of ale were considered a potential threat – and the ale not consumed was poured down the offender’s sleeve. [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Aug 11th 2018

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 [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Aug 10th 2018

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12 Comments CherryPie on Jul 31st 2018

Shell Cottage today stands as a focal point in the informal gardens, south of Adlington Hall, this site has a long history and records show that in 1727 six hot beds were built. This is a very early use of glass frames and shows Adlington had a sophisticated garden from at least the early 18th [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jul 28th 2018

There has been a small chapel in the north east corner of Adlington Hall since 1398. This was the year that Sir Robert de Legh was granted a licence ‘for celebration of Divine Service within the precincts of the manor’. The original Georgian Chapel was pulled down in 1928 and replaced by the current Chapel.*
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12 Comments CherryPie on Jul 25th 2018

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