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Hardwick Hall-10

 

The ruin of Hardwick Old Hall, where Bess of Hardwick was born, and where she returned to live after separating from her third husband, the Earl of Shrewsbury.  She continued to live here until after the New Hall was built, but eventually moved, and although parts of the Hall continued to be lived in into the 18th century, it eventually fell into ruin. It is now maintained by English Heritage.

 

Hardwick Hall-10

 

The ruin of Hardwick Old Hall, where Bess of Hardwick was born, and where she returned to live after separating from her third husband, the Earl of Shrewsbury.  She continued to live here until after the New Hall was built, but eventually moved, and although parts of the Hall continued to be lived in into the 18th century, it eventually fell into ruin. It is now maintained by English Heritage.

 

comments (9)

Très belles vieilles pierres. Ce bâtiment devait être très beau.
Tom Wilson: Oui - et enorme!
the strong sunlight really brings out the textures of the stone walls, Tom. it surely is a sizable place.
Tom Wilson: It was quite enormous!
Some nice stonework there Tom.
Tom Wilson: All quarried locally I'd imagine.
I do like that stone work!
Tom Wilson: A lot of textures there smile
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 27 Jun 2019, 06:25
They look a bit like an early shot at tenements.
Tom Wilson: I suspect that the living quarters were rather more spacious than the typical tenement - however, it was a BIG hall.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Jun 2019, 06:36
Just as well somebody conserves it Tom. In a way it's surprising the Old Hall is still standing
Tom Wilson: It's actually a ruin - no roof to most of it but, surprisingly, some interesting plasterwork has survived - I showed some some time back.
You must pay high taxes just for you National Trust.
Tom Wilson: Nope - it's a membership body - four million members, who contributed £219 million last year and non-members have to pay an entry fee, totalling £30.5 million and another £47 million from rents (lots of land to rent out to farmers). I don't think it gets any tax money at all. Family membership (two adults and children under 17) costs £126 a year.
It must have been a very imposing building.
Tom Wilson: It certainly must have been, Brian - a pity it was allowed to fall into ruin - but, I guess when you've got a new house...
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 28 Jun 2019, 03:01
the rock laying would have been so difficult

amazing shot

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