Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall stands on a bluff overlooking the River Wye, two miles southeast of Bakewell. The situation and the embattled outline give an impression of strength from a distance, but as a castle Haddon is something of a mystery. Its complex building history suggests a manor house, which developed defenses but has been effectively de-fortified since.

The story goes back to Richard de Vernon, who obtained a peculiar license in 1195.

It allowed him to enclose his house within a wall, but the wall was not to exceed twelve feet in height and was not to be crenellated. Some of the wall and part of the chapel survive from that time.


Recommended PRODUCTS
  • Time and Money Saver For New Pool Room Or Bar Entrepreneurs.
  • Step by step details on everything you need to know about the fashion industry.
  • Designed To Increase Prosperity And Turn People Into Wealth Magnets.
  • A 7 Day Course On The Most Powerful Secrets Ever Revealed To Mankind.
  • Use detox designed for people trying to quit marijuana. Stops Cravings
  • Make her addicted to you by always having the right thing to say that separates you.
  • 101 Famous Quotes from Alice in Wonderland. New illustrations.
  • Find The Love Of Your Life And Enhance The True Intimate Relationship You Deserve.
  • Discover how a woman over 30 loses 16 pounds in 3 weeks without drugs or traditional exercise
  • This file can easily help increase the sales and profits from letters in just minutes.
  • Lose Fat While Enjoying Your Favorite Foods On Friday, Saturday And Sunday.
  • Clickbank Ads
     

    What stands today is a rectangular enclosure of the fourteenth century with ranges of buildings on each side. The outer wall is certainly thick enough to qualify as a curtain except on the north side, where the range is a late medieval rebuilding.

    On the west the curtain remains defensive with a square bastion projecting from the middle. The terrain is strongest here but the insertion of Elizabethan bay windows elsewhere has transformed the appearance of the mansion.

    The only other towers are the tall gate towers at each end. An unaccountable weakness is the chapel that projects from the southwest corner of the enclosure.

    The hall lies across the middle of the enclosure, dividing it into two courtyards. This arrangement allowed the hall to be lit by large windows on either side without weakening the curtain.

    A fine porch leads from the lower courtyard into the old screens passage. The original wooden screen still exists, though the hall roof is a modern reconstruction.

    To the north are the kitchen and a row of domestic offices. To the south is a first-floor solar, the former parlor beneath it preserving a painted ceiling from about 1500.

     


    RELATED PRODUCTS
  • Step by step details on everything you need to know about the fashion industry.
  • Time and Money Saver For New Pool Room Or Bar Entrepreneurs.
  • 101 Famous Quotes from Alice in Wonderland. New illustrations.
  • Lose Fat While Enjoying Your Favorite Foods On Friday, Saturday And Sunday.
  • Discover how a woman over 30 loses 16 pounds in 3 weeks without drugs or traditional exercise
  • This file can easily help increase the sales and profits from letters in just minutes.
  • Use detox designed for people trying to quit marijuana. Stops Cravings
  • Find The Love Of Your Life And Enhance The True Intimate Relationship You Deserve.
  • A 7 Day Course On The Most Powerful Secrets Ever Revealed To Mankind.
  • Make her addicted to you by always having the right thing to say that separates you.
  • Designed To Increase Prosperity And Turn People Into Wealth Magnets.
  • Clickbank Ads
     

    Thank you for taking the time to read our article.

    If you enjoyed our content, we'd really appreciate some "love" with a share or two.

    And ... Don't forget to have fun!

    Recommended

    EZ Spokesperson Creator - Jump Start

    JUMP-START' your own video business right now with this 100% ready-to-go VIDEO AGENCY WEBSITE PLUS Matt's Advanced Training "How To Sell Videos To Businesses"

    Instazon Suite Elite One-Time

    Get on top of your E-commerce game by tapping on Amazon, the website that reaches more than 300 million customers. Do it with tool Instazon. Instazon is the world's most powerful Amazon marketing powerpack solution. This comprehensive Amazon business t

    WP Code Boss - WP Dev Suite Special

    WP Code Boss allows you to rapidly generate WordPress plugins with no coding and only basic knowledge of HTML and style sheets, and test, debug and optimize your themes, plugins and add-ons.