'He lifted up his eyes and, behold, there was a very stately palace before him, the name of which was Beautiful.'
(from Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, English writer and preacher)

Hardwick Hall - Derbyshire
(OS Grid Ref. SK462637 Nearest Post Code S44 5QJ)

Hardwick Hall - Derbyshire (OS Grid Ref. SK462637 Nearest Post Code S44 5QJ)

Latest update - (desktop wallpaper & jigsaws)
Sunday 5th July 2015

Hardwick Hall is an architecturally significant Elizabethan country house in the county of Derbyshire, first created in the 1500s by Bess of Hardwick. She was was the richest woman in England after Queen Elizabeth I, thanks to four well-made marriages and the death of all of her husbands! Chatsworth was another of Bess's great houses. In 1959 the Treasury transferred Hardwick Hall to the National Trust.

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Picture of the Day 1024x768 wallpaper previously shown on these web pages
On This Day Events from Britain's past that occurred on
New! Daily Surprise Jigsaw A downloadable jigsaw from the archive. (These puzzles will have appeared previously on these web pages as surprise jigsaws or desktop wallpaper.) The jigsaws are cyclic, but it will currently take 12 months before they reappear.
Britain's changing seasons (Latest update Sunday 5th July 2015)
New Picture of the Moment, plus two downloadable jigsaws of Hardwick Hall - Derbyshire (1920x1080 HD widescreen desktop wallpaper)
New Desktop Wallpaper - page 1 - An opportunity to catch up with some that you might have missed
New Surprise Jigsaw Puzzle of the Moment
New Jigsaw Puzzles from the previous 3 uploads - An opportunity to catch up with some that you might have missed

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New! 25th January 2015 Twelve months of Daily Surprise Jigsaws are now available on the main jigsaw page.
New! 24th December Winter themed colours for all pages on the Beautiful Britain website. More details on the contact page.
New!Sorrento Star - A former Norfolk Broads cruiser and a request for further information
New! 17th September 2014 Whitworth Historical Society - Winter Lecture Programme 2014 - 2015
New! 25th May 2014 Links from the Beautiful Britain website to externally maintained websites about Whitworth, in the county of Lancashire.
New!26th March 2014 A delightful children's poem - The Lonely Frog, written by site visitor Melanie Hefford
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