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As you enter the long gallery, the predominant feeling is of light and space. The many windows, south facing to make the most of the sunlight, give on to a typical Elizabethan long gallery 110 feet long and 17 feet wide. *

* From the Haddon Hall guide book

No Comments CherryPie on Aug 17th 2018

The 17th century tapestries which hand in the Great Chamber are either Flemish or French in origin. The tapestries are all that remain from the Great Chamber of a much larger collection that had remained in the hall for 200 years whilst the hall was unoccupied. The 9th Duke removed the tapestries from the hall [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Aug 16th 2018

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 [...]

24 Comments CherryPie on Aug 13th 2018

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

10 Comments CherryPie on Aug 12th 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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