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Burton Constable Hall, Hull

Burton Constable Hall

Burton Constable
HU11 4LN
Tel: +44 (0) 1964 562400
Fax:+44 (0) 1964 563229
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One of the most fascinating country houses to survive with its historic collections, Burton Constable Hall is set in 300 acres of parkland landscaped by Capability‚ Brown in the 18th Century and offers the public unrivalled access to over 30 period rooms. Superb interiors of faded splendour including a Gallery, Dining and Drawing rooms, Great Hall, Bedrooms and a Chinese Room are filled with fine furniture, paintings and sculpture, a library of 5,000 books and a remarkable 18th century 'cabinet of curiosities'. Occupied by the Constable family for over 400 years, the house still maintains the atmosphere of a home.

The Great Hall - above the fireplace is a carving of oak boughs and garlands of laurel leaves. It surrounds the armourial shield of the Constable family executed in scagliola by Domenico Bartoli. Bartoli was also responsible for the four scagliola table tops in the Great Hall. One table depicting Britannia is signed Dom Bartoli Fecit and is a notable early work by Bartoli who lived at Burton Constable between 1763 and 1766 and was salaried at £54.12.0 per year.

The Long Gallery - In 1833 the Clifford-Constables began the restoration of the Long Gallery and installed the decorative plasterwork and ceiling and frieze although it was not until 1854 when the frieze was picked out in scarlet. The sphinx tables by Giuseppe Leonardi (fl. 1781-1811) with tops of specimen marbles by Giacomo Raffaelli (1743-1836) were purchased by Sir Clifford and his wife Marianne when they were in Rome on their honeymoon tour.

Museum - a selection from William Constable's ((1721-91) Cabinet of Curiosities. - one of the most substantial to be found in any English country house.

Burton Constable Hall, Hull

With Disabled Access: Yes

Historic House, Gardens, Tea Room, Picnic Area, Car Park, Private Group Tours, School Tours Available, Dogs on lead allowed in Gardens, Orangery & Lakeside Walks

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