|Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska from Jane Eyre at Haddon Hall aka Thornfield Hall|
Note that these photos are in gorgeous HD if you click on them twice to expand them. My talented photographer will make you feel as if you are right there!
|Haddon Hall (Thornfield Hall) near Bakewell, Derbyshire from the approach|
|The restaurant at Haddon Hall is in the 17th century stable block, with topiary out front!|
|Main entrance to Haddon Hall under the North West Tower|
|Lower Courtyard at Haddon Hall just before a rain shower!|
|The Chapel at Haddon Hall dates from the 15th Century|
|The wonky windows at Haddon Hall really do undulate. It's not an illusion!|
|A little sitting area jutting out from the Long Gallery of Haddon Hall. Note the light grayish wood paneling. You'll see a lot of that in Jane Eyre.|
|This is the outside of the sitting area of the Long Gallery from the photo above. It overlooks the gardens of Haddon Hall.|
|Haddon Hall's gorgeous gardens dating from the Elizabethan era.|
|Note the large stone ball finials capping the newel posts at Haddon Hall. You will see these in the film!|
|Sorry that I am in this photo, but the flowers were just so gorgeous!|
The history of this house is very interesting. Here is the description from the Haddon Hall website:
"Haddon Hall is probably the finest example of a fortified medieval manor house in existence. Present-day Haddon Hall dates from the 12th Century to the early 17th Century, whereupon it lay dormant for over two hundred years from 1700 until the 1920s, when the 9th Duke and Duchess of Rutland restored the house and gardens, and once again made it habitable.
Avoiding fire; warfare; family misfortune and changing fashions, little has changed over the recent centuries and Haddon provides a unique view of early English life and history."
I'll conclude with an aerial shot of the grounds of Haddon Hall, also from their website.
|Haddon Hall Derbyshire, aerial view|