It is a very interesting place to visit that has only been passed to the National Trust's care fairly recently.
I thought that you might like a little - mainly photographic! - tour today.
This is the outside which is quite plain, but very pretty. Inside there are many interesting details such as this interesting Arts and Crafts style fire surround.
The very large, but welcoming and homely entrance hall.
I loved the Dining Room best of all. Incredible china, lots of portraits, wonderful silver and a beautifully laid table that you could just imagine sitting down to eat at.
These meat dish covers were incredible, so enormous. Can you imagine the weight of the platter with a large joint of meat and then topped off with one of these covers! I should think that you would need two people to carry it!
From the Dining Room we continued to the Kitchen, passing by some more lovely china and an array of mincers..... Just what everyone needs?
Ugghh, Tripe! If you don't know what this is, trust me, don't investigate, you really don't want to know!
The kitchen was also fascinating with so many interesting details to see. A place of lots of hard work though and not a relaxing place to be as it might nowadays be.
Then we went upstairs. Isn't this stair carpet incredible.... I don't actually think it is that old because I remember my parents moving to a house some 30 years ago and having something quite similar! Because the house was lived in by the family until quite recently there are many more modern touches. Apparently a lot of their furniture came from Ikea - they took it with them! - and there are modern bathrooms too.
There was a wonderful nursery with lots of wonderful toys including this incredible dolls house.
If you click on the picture above you can read more about these wonderful embroidery samples. They are so beautiful, the work is incredible.
This is the master bedroom - rather too full of people to get many photos - but the bed was fascinating. Again there were more modern touches with John Lewis - a department store - curtains hanging at the windows apparently.
I find these messages scratched into windows fascinating and I love to see them. Perhaps one day I will leave one scratched into one of our houses windows. Not sure what hubby would make of that....
So many incredible carved details all over the house. I loved these parts of the staircase with the hearts carved into them.
One of the bedrooms was entirely lined with these very detailed tapestries. It was incredible to see a whole room covered in them.
I adored this case of jewellery, there were many beautiful things, but the large emerald ring - below - really caught my eye. I could just imagine wearing that!
We went down a different staircase with different carved details and out on our way to the garden.
Then we had a last look again at the front of the house and the incredible lead gutter pipes. Can you imagine producing something like this nowadays for our homes.
While visiting the house I hadn't been able to get far enough away without lots of people to get a good photo, but as we were walking past again after our walk around the village I managed to take another photo through the gates.
It was a very interesting house to visit and I would thoroughly recommend it. There is also a craft centre in the courtyard/stableyard area with some lovely shops making various handcrafted items. This is also well worth a visit. So if you are going to Eyam, do stop in and see the Hall. You can find out more information here.
Hope you had a nice walk around today!