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Hardwick Old Hall Then and Now

nr Bolsover, Derbyshire

Location Guide

Hardwick Old Hall is now roofless and stands besides Hardwick New Hall, and it has stood in this condition now for a long time. It was a re-modelled family home of Bess of Hardwick, one of the richest women of Elizabethan England. It stands beside Hardwick New Hall which she had built later in the 1590s. Hardwick Old Hall is run by English Heritage and the New Hall by the National Trust. Parking is in the National Trust car park.

This is a Photochrome from around 1905 of the Old Hall

The same view today, shows very little difference, except for the tree growth. If we were to take a similar photograph in the winter months when less leaves are on the trees, we would be able to see more of the structure, most of which is the same.

Location: Hardwick Old Hall, nr Bolsover, Derybshire

Grid Reference: SK461636 Ceremonial County: Derbyshire

Map Link: Multimap    Google

Aerial photo: Multimap    Google

Getting there: M1 Junction 29 and follow signs for Hadwick Hall, there is a one way system in operation within the estate.

Access: From the NT car park, follow the driveway through the gates, the Old Hall is straight ahead of you.
Website: English Heritage - own
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Postcode: S44 5QJ Telephone:
Opening Times: The Old Hall is open March to October Wed-Sun 10am-5pm, but you don't need to gain entry to take this photos.

Charges: EH Member: Free, Adults: 4.50, Child: 2.30, Concessions: 3.80
Family Ticket: 11.30.


Nearby Locations: Hardwick Hall    Bolsover Castle
Other Location Pages: Then and Now Locations     Derbyshire Then and Now Locations 
Other Relevant Pages: Then and Now Photography

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Page Ref: Hardwick_Old_hall Topic: Comparative Photography  Last Updated: 08/2010


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