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Hardwick Old Hall from the south

The south front of the Old Hall shows none of the symmetry of the later New Hall. The two tower-like wings do not match and the gabled centre has to one side a taller staircase tower, The tallest windows are on the top floor of the wings and lit the grandest rooms.

Elizabeth Williamson
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Hardwick Old Hall from the south, with two towering wings flanking the gabled hall
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University of London / University of London