Great Hall - Burton Constable 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.


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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 
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'

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