Hardwick Old Hall (Derbyshire) Reviews
Description:Address: Derbyshire / S44 5QJ / England / The house was designed for Bess of Hardwick, Countess of Shrewsbury in the ... more
Newest Review: ... at building a large family home. The actual birthplace of Bess of Hardwick, Countess of Shrewsbury was at the West Lodge, a medieval manor house that stands adjacent to the Old Hall. Born on the 27th July 1527 Elizabeth Talbot was the third surviving daughter of John Talbot. During her lifetime she would marry four times and provide heirs to both the Duke of Devonshire and the Duke of ... more
Customer Hardwick Old Hall (Derbyshire) Reviews (1)
by - written on 10/01/10 (Very useful, 175 readings)
In my ignorance I didn't even realise that there was an Old Hardwick Hall and I only discovered it when I visited the other Hardwick Hall during a National Heritage Open Day. The two places are obviously linked but they are not to be confused. The other Hardwick Hall being in the care of The National Trust and its older neighbour, Old Hardwick Hall being in the hands of English Heritage. Many people will know of Hardwick Hall as the grand country house that Bess of Hardwick had built for herself during the latter part of the 16th century. By the time the "new" Hardwick Hall was built in 1597 Bess was the second wealthiest woman in Britain, after ... Read the complete review
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