Monday, 26 September 2011
Hardwick Hall is an Elizabethan Derbyshire house built for Bess of Hardwick, Countess of Shrewsbury. Bess's initials “ES” are displayed prominently on the rooftop pavilions.
It's easy to see the inspiration for the rhyme “Hardwick Hall, more glass than wall”. The huge windows were intended as a statement of wealth at a time when glass was a luxury.
Photo Labels: Derbyshire