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Identifier: baronialhallspic01hall
Title: The baronial halls, picturesque edifices, and ancient churches of England
Year: 1845 (1840s)
Authors: Hall, S. C. (Samuel Carter), 1800-1889 Harding, James Duffield, 1798-1863
Subjects: Historic buildings Manors Church buildings
Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall
Contributing Library: Getty Research Institute
Digitizing Sponsor: Getty Research Institute


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amber; (pictured on the opposite page) in which the original furniture is pre-served. * Among the rest, the plain and simple bed on which, it is said, belted Will slept.Above the stone mantel-piece are three sculptured shields with the arms of the Dacres.Above the bed-room, reached by the narrow stone staircase referred to, are theLibrary and the Oratory of Lord William. The Library, here pictured, still contains some curious MSS., with a large collectionof rare old books, many of themhaving the autograph of Lord William. Not a book has been added, accord-ing to Pennant, since his days. Thewindows of this apartment are narrow,and are reached by an ascent of threesteps:— such was the caution of thetimes. The ceiling is richly carved ;the corbels and bosses being embel-lished with armorial devices; theskirting of the room is of oak, blackfrom age. Lord William was—as heis styled by Camden, a lover of thevenerable antiquities, and in thisapartment much of his leisure time was spent.f

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* For the drawings on wood here engraved, we are indebtedto Mr. T. M. Richardson, an accomplished artist of Newcastle. t An anecdote is recorded of the gallant knight whichstrongly illustrates not only his peculiar habit, but thecharacter of the turbulent time in which he lived. In thisLibraiy he was one day deep in study, when a soldier, whohad captured a moss-trooper, suddenly entered with the news,5 disturbing his master with the unwelcome question of whatwas to be done with the fellow ? Hang him, in the devilsname, exclaimed the irritated lord, and turned to his honks.The order was construed literally ; and forthwith the unhappyprisoner was dangling from a tree ; which Lord William, to hisexceeding dismay, learned, when a few hours afterwards heordered the culprit to be brought before him for examination. NAWORTH. The other Chamber which tradition closely associates with the memory of the LordWilliam, is the Oratory, situated near the Library. It is fitted up with plainwainscot, p


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bookid:baronialhallspic01hall bookyear:1845 bookdecade:1840 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Hall__S__C___Samuel_Carter___1800_1889 bookauthor:Harding__James_Duffield__1798_1863 booksubject:Historic_buildings booksubject:Manors booksubject:Church_buildings bookpublisher:London__Chapman_and_Hall bookcontributor:Getty_Research_Institute booksponsor:Getty_Research_Institute bookleafnumber:46 bookcollection:getty bookcollection:americana

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