Burton Constable Hall
Burton Constable Hall, a stunning Elizabethan mansion 10 miles north of Hull, has been the home of the Constable family for over 400 years. Built by Sir John Constable in the late 16th century, it is set in 300 acres of parkland landscaped by Capability Brown. The Hall offers visitors access to more than 30 rooms filled with collections of furniture, paintings and sculpture, a library of 5,000 books and a remarkable 18th century ‘cabinet of curiosities', which contains fossils, natural history specimens and the most important collection of scientific instruments. The notes accompanying each photograph are from a series of lectures first given to the Hebden Bridge Literary & Scientific Society by Mr. George Hepworth around 1916.