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Identifier: otherfamoushomes00mala
Title: Other famous homes of Great Britain and their stories
Year: 1902 (1900s)
Authors: Malan, A[lfred] H[enry], [from old catalog] ed
Subjects: Historic buildings Country homes Dwellings
Publisher: New York and London, G. P. Putnam's sons
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress


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theold Drawing- and Dining-rooms up-stairs (the latter temporarilyconverted into small closed cubicles for bachelors) are not meanapartments, and some of the bedrooms are large and lofty. Butmany run through each other, or have little staircases leadingup to others only by making passage-rooms of the first. The two chief staircases, north and south, have undoubtedlysuffered in interest from Wyatts improvements ; as, though de-corated—one, walls and ceiling, the other, ceiling only—by Verrioor Laguerre (his pupil) with painted mythology, they are quitemodernised. A young architect, Mr. Allen, counted the masks, heads, etc.,occurring in the detail of sculptured decoration on the outside ofthe Hall. There are 32 busts, 20 full-length figures, 4 smaller fig-ures, 14 skulls, 10 heads on ground floor, 104 on first fioor, 64 onsecond fioor: total of heads, 198. On the shields on secondfloor there are 16 owls and i5 lions heads, and on the strapworkfinish to the towers there are i2 heads.

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24 Mollaton Iball The kitchens and cellars are notable—the beer-cellars won-derful works of tunnelled rock and brick building for long dis-tances beneath the house and terrace : a siege could have beenstood out in ales ! In these cellars is a beautiful spring that sup-plies the house with drinking-water. This tunnelling no doubtcontributes to the great dryness of the building. The furniture and plenishings of such a house should be of asabounding interest as its architecture ; but poor Wollaton hashere fared ill! Judging from old inventories and remarks byCassandra, Sir Francis did not fmd the old house plentifully gar-nished on succession. During a long minority, when only ex-ecutors are in charge, who knows what pilfering and mislaysoccur ? And doubtless many articles — plate, books, etc. —weremoved about with the young Willughbys and drifted out of ken.Then the Lord Paget may have taken good care of his daughter. The Willughby possessions were split up in their manyhouses,—


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