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Slide 9 - The rooms of the house are lofty and well lighted, and admirably fitted up throughout. The principal staircase from the ground to the upper floor is of stone, which, though not of a very elaborate character, is, nevertheless, pleasing and…

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Slide 8 - The Library, or Oak Room, also bears evidence of the great care devoted to the beautifying of the place,and above the mantelpiece there are some admirable carvings by Grinling Gibbons, which are fine examples of that noted carver's skill.

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Slide 7 - Here we have another one showing a similar mantle-piece at the West end of the same apartment. Over each of these is a fine wall painting identical in size, but different in subject.

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Slide 6 - The mantle-pieces at the East and West ends of the Saloon are of delicate and refined workmanship, of white Italian marble, inlaid with other coloured marbles under the shelves, which are supported on each side by fluted Ionic pillars with…

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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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The aisled halls of the Halifax region form a unique group within the north of England. Dating from the 14th century they are evidence of the prosperity of the medieval yeoman clothier who wished to demonstrate his wealth by building a large…
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