Harvington Hall (Grade I Listed Building)

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pedrocut on May 13, 2009

The moated island was made about 1260 and parts of the Hall are medieval, but most of it was built by Humphrey Pakington about 1580. Many rooms have their orignal Elizabethan wall paintings. Humphrey Pakington was a catholic, the Hall contains the best surviving series of priest holes in the country.

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Gernot Baur on May 15, 2009

Hi Peter, the building has a truly impressive age. Did you look at the ancient wall paintings when you were inside? The house looks like as if it were still inhabited.

pedrocut on May 16, 2009

Hi Gernot

My visit was many years ago and I can remember the priest holes but not the wall paintings.

Here is a site concerning Harvington Hall that describes the present use and the details of the inside.

Regards, Peter

Diggory Venn on September 15, 2011

Hi Peter!Interesting so much to dwell there!Old Good Russian Friend Diggory Venn!

pedrocut on October 16, 2011

Grade I Listed Building, for info see here

Diggory Venn on October 17, 2011

Thanks Peter a Lot!:)Old Good Russian Friend Diggory Venn!

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