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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

Life’s picture is constantly undergoing change. The spirit beholds a new world every moment.
Rumi

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 12th 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 [...]

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Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall is an English country house on the River Wye near Bakewell, Derbyshire, one of the seats of the Duke of Rutland. It is currently occupied by Lord Edward Manners (brother of the current Duke) and his family. In form a medieval manor house, it has been described as “the most complete and most interesting house of [its] period”.[1] The [...]

20 Comments CherryPie on Aug 8th 2018

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One of the most beautiful homes in England, Adlington Hall, home of the Leghs from 1315 was built on the site of a Hunting Lodge in the Forest of Macclesfield in 1040.
Two oaks, part of the original building, remain rooted in the ground supporting the east end of the Great Hall. Between the trees stands [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jul 21st 2018

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