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Haddon Hall
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Derbyshire
53° 11′ 35.88″ N, 1° 39′ 4.32″ W
SK2330166334
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Pre 1087
£9.50
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Haddon Hall is a mediaeval manor house, it is located on the river Wye in-between Rowsley and Bakewell, Derbyshire. It is one of the seats of the Duke of Rutland with his brother, Lord Edward Manners, in residence.

The hall is listed in the 1087 Domesday Book as being owned by William Peverel, son of William the Conqueror. By the early 13th century the hall was in the hands of Sir Richard Vernon after he married the heiress of the estate. The hall was improved upon in 1370, with the addition of larger kitchens and a parlour. The chapel of St. Nicholas was added in 1427.

Dorothy Vernon married John Manners, whose father was the 1st Earl of Rutland, in 1563. Their grandson, also called John Manners, inherited the Earldom in 1641. His descendant became the 1st Duke of Rutland in 1703. Sometime in the 16th century the long hall was added.

The 9th Duke of Rutland, another John Manners, spent his life restoring the hall.

The hall has featured in many movies and TV series. These include The Princess Bride, Elizabeth and The Silver Chair. Three versions of Jane Eyre have used the hall as a set for Thornfield Hall.