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French Bedroom

Following her marriage in 1865, Rosina, the second Lady Clifford Constable, occupied the French Bedroom, which was handsomely furnished with a selection of fine mahogany furniture including the ‘Mahogany French Bed’, a ‘Mahogany French Settee in crimson silk’ and a gilt-wood pole screen with needlework top depicting the Duke of Wellington.

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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

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

Today the Burton Constable Whale is nicknamed 'Constable Moby'

Afternoon tea was created by the Duchess of Bedford in the late 18th century. She invited friends to join her for an afternoon meal of small cakes, bread and butter sandwiches, sweets and, of course, tea. The practice was so popular that it was quickly adopted by other social hostesses