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?

The Burton Constable Whale is featured in Herman Melville's famous novel Moby Dick. 

Today the Burton Constable Whale is nicknamed 'Constable Moby'

 
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