GREAT HALL

The Elizabethan house was dominated by the Great Hall that rose to the full height of the building and was originally top-lit by a lantern. However, by the close of the sixteenth century the upper windows had been blanked off and the ceiling lowered to allow for the creation of attic rooms linking the two towers. The present decorative scheme dates from the mid-eighteenth century, when William Constable commissioned the architect Timothy Lightoler to design a new interior.


Did you know?
Over 80 different species of birds have been spotted at Burton Constable, from the smallest British bird, the Goldcrest, to large birds of prey such as Buzzards and Barn Owls
 
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