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Slide 13 - On the west side is the Minstrels gallery where in olden times the musicians discoursed music and song, to the assembled guests below, and on the north side are two internal and ancient looking windows, from which it is said, the fair…

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Slide 12 - We now ascend an oak staircase and enter the principal bedrooms, likewise wainscoted in oak. One of these rooms contains a fine old oak four posted bedstead elaborately carved, purchased by Lord Dartmouth at accost of £250.

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Slide 6 - On one side is the huge fireplace some 14 foot in width, over which is carved on an oak beam in antique capitals a foot in depth -

ARTHUR * KAY * BIATRIX * KAY

Above this is a portrait of the daughter and heiress of the aforesaid…

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Slide 8 - An interior view of the Bay window to the Dragon Room, as a contrast to the exterior photograph of the same window, which has been shown.

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Slide 7 - Perhaps the most notable apartment in the Hall, is that known as the 'Dragon Room' which dates from the period between the middle of the reigns of Henry the Seventh and Henry the Eighth, say about the year 1520. The ceiling of the room…

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Slide 6 - Through a door we now enter the Staircase Hall, which is also furnished with oaken furniture and carved cabinets, in keeping with the House. The hanging lamp in the Hall is a conspicuous feature. It contains shields of the Vavasours…

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Slide 5 - Let us now enter the ancestral Home by the Portal, on the west side of the House. Passing along a short passage, we enter the Front Hall, a spacious apartment containing a fine array of old oak furniture, high backed chairs, cabinets etc.…

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Slide 5 - The sumptuous character of the decorations and general appointments of the Saloon are again seen in this slide, which shows one corner of the room.

The rich and elaborate colouring to the ceiling, cornice and frieze, are especially fine,…

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Slide 4 - The great saloon, which we now enter, measures 44 feet by 31 feet, is very handsomely decorated in the Italian style, and is said to have been completed in Sir John Goodricke's time. It is adorned with large wall paintings copied from some…

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Slide 12. Quoting again from 'Shirley' . . . . . .. She continues - 'And I cannot but secretly applaud the benevolent barbarian who had painted another and larger apartment - the Drawing Room to wit, formerly also an oak room - of a delicately pinky…

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Slide 7. The Oakwell property passed out of the hands of the Batt's early in the eighteenth century, and afterwards came into the possession of another celebrity, Fairfax Fearnely, Esq., a sessions Lawyer of great repute and indomitable spirit. In…

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Slide 5 - Ascending the staircase with its broad flights of oak steps and massive handrail and balusters we enter one of the bedrooms, in which is an old fashioned bedstead, draped in the orthodox manner of bygone days, and the remainder of the room…

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Slide 10: The house is rich in family portraits, one of which is seen over the sideboard at the end of the Dining room, and is a portrait of John Hutton, died 1782. Note also the peculiar weight clock in an upright oak case, standing on three claw…

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Slide 9: It is a fine apartment, and very characteristic of the period at which it was built, namely the early part of the 18th century. The furniture in the room has a substantial and homely character about it. Over the mantle-piece are the arms…

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Slide 15: The interior of this fine old Mansion is most interesting, bearing come similarity to Haddon Hall. In the room known as "Lady Betty Hasting's Room" is a fine panelled oaken mantelpiece, bearing the date 1588, and the initials W.W, and E.W.,…

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Slide 13: A door out of the Saloon leads into the Dining Room. The walls are wainscoted in oak formed into large panels. At the end of the room is an arched recess which forms an effective feature. The mantelpiece is a good example of work of the…

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Slide 12: Having viewed the exterior of the house, let us now enter this ancestral home by the principle door facing the Quadrangle. On entering we pass through a pair of swing doors direct into the Saloon, a spacious apartment, filled with costly…

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Slide 8 - The kitchen is a spacious apartment. It is fitted up with all the necessary appliances for the efficient catering of the establishment.
At one end is a gallery, supported on two octagonal wooded pillars, with ornamental carved capitals and…

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Slide 7 - Entering by the porch we are conducted inside the house, and shown the Library, a spacious and well-furnished apartment.

The walls are panelled throughout in oak, and the ceiling to the room is decorated with a geometrical design in…

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Slide 11 - Our other slide shows a portion of the bay window (on the left) which is devoted to the heraldry of the Constables of Burton Constable, whose connection with the Fairfaxes dates from 1594 when Thomas Fairfax married Catherine…

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Slide 9 - The finishing touch is given to this fine apartment by the unrivalled display of painted glass in the here great windows. The south window is the richest and best preserved, as every light is painted glass, and in it we find a clue to its…

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Slide 8 - The three-storied Mantelpiece reaches to the ceiling. It contains the heraldic achievements of the Fairfax shield and crest, also the arms of Queen Elizabeth are high aloft over it. The frieze is decorated with the arms of the gentry of the…

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Slide 7 - But the great feature of the Tudor building at Gilling is the Great Chamber or present Dining room, which was made by Sir William Fairfax during Elizabeth's reign. Probably there is nothing more complete in original design and workmanship…
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