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Once the home of the 19th century feminist diarist Ann Lister.

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Once the home of the 19th century feminist diarist Ann Lister.

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Slide 5 - A fine oak staircase leads from the 'House Body' to the apartments on the upper floor. Ascending the staircase we are shown in one of the rooms on the upper storey, a massive carved oak four poster bed, dating from the time of Queen…

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Slide 4 - The entrance to the Hall on the south side is by a long narrow porch, which opens into a long passage (as was the case in all medieval mansions) through the entire width of the house. On the left of this passage is the most interesting…

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Slide 11. Very somber it was; long, vast, and dark; one latticed window lit it dimly - the wide old chimney contained now no fire, for the present warm weather needed it not; it was filled with willow boughs. The gallery on high opposite the entrance…

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Slide 7. The Oakwell property passed out of the hands of the Batt's early in the eighteenth century, and afterwards came into the possession of another celebrity, Fairfax Fearnely, Esq., a sessions Lawyer of great repute and indomitable spirit. In…

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Slide 5. At the foot of the Staircase leading out of the Great Hall are folding dog-gates. These were used in olden times to prevent the dogs belonging to the household gaining access to the Rooms on the first floor.

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Slide 4. Entering the Hall through the open porch which is protected inside with a stout oaken door, we enter a passage which extends through the building from front to back. On the left of the passage is a screen. Passing through one of the arched…

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Slide 9 - The finishing touch is given to this fine apartment by the unrivalled display of painted glass in the here great windows. The south window is the richest and best preserved, as every light is painted glass, and in it we find a clue to its…

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Slide 8 - The three-storied Mantelpiece reaches to the ceiling. It contains the heraldic achievements of the Fairfax shield and crest, also the arms of Queen Elizabeth are high aloft over it. The frieze is decorated with the arms of the gentry of the…

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Slide 7 - But the great feature of the Tudor building at Gilling is the Great Chamber or present Dining room, which was made by Sir William Fairfax during Elizabeth's reign. Probably there is nothing more complete in original design and workmanship…

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Slide 8 - Much of the furniture has come down from earlier ages when chairs were polished with elbow grease instead of patent furniture paste, and the plain oak was left to darken and glow with time.

Farnley contains an almost unique collection of…

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Slide 7 - There is some very fine old oak furniture, also a chimney piece with a quaint over mantle of oak. Among a mass of historical relics preserved here may be mentioned the hat, and sword used by Cromwell, a watch that also belonged to the…

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Slide 23 - In the room at the top of the House, now used as a schoolroom or day nursery, is a fine mantle piece, the upper part having various coat of arms and emblematic figures carved into it.

This room is wainscoted with oak, but unfortunately it…

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Slide 22 - What formally was used as a Natural History Museum, in the last Baronet's time, (Sir Henry Somerville Boynton, who died in 1899) is now called the White Drawing Room.

As will be noticed, this apartment possesses features of a severe…

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Slide 21 - The State, or King James's State Room, is another fine apartment, the walls of which are wainscoted in oak, formed into large panels with enriched arches and borders, and pilasters between. The ceiling is divided up into a graceful…

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Slide 20 - Although the Oak Room is not the largest apartment in the house, it is generally thought to be the most beautiful.

The character of the paneling is both rich and unusual, there being in each compartment an octagon with a plain cross…

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Slide 19 - We now ascend the noble stairway, passing beneath a semi-circular arch supported by pilasters very much enriched Double rows of pillars add to the elaboration, and give the approach to the upper rooms a very attractive appearance.

This…

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Slide 18 - The wealth of handicraft to be seen in the other parts of the house is also to be found in this room, notably in the elaborately carved oak chimney piece which forms so fine a decorative feature.

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Slide 17 - The Dining Room, which we now enter, is situate at the north east angle of the house and is lighted by two windows, one facing north, and the other, a noble bay of ample proportion, facing the south, overlooking the lawn and flower…

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Slide 16 - The drawing room is lit by the south east bay window, the recess inside being cosily furnished with quaint old seventeenth century chairs and tables etc.

The outlook from the window is very beautiful, showing the well-kept gardens and…
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