Cromwell, Charles II and a tele­vi­sion favourite

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be­came the owner of the chairs shortly after. CHAN­DE­LIER

A breath­tak­ing chan­de­lier, sit­u­ated in the gar­den room, was spe­cially made for the 12th Cen­tury manor.

The creator of the del­i­cate light cov­er­ing in­tended for it to rep­re­sent a water­fall, dis­pers­ing into five small ponds, and on into five streams.

The grand decor in the build­ing is sim­ply beau­ti­ful, but this de­tailed piece is def­i­nitely a firm favourite. GRAND PAINT­INGS The house is filled with life­like paint­ings and por­traits of de­scen­dants of the Fleet­wood and Hes­keth fam­ily.

One pic­ture in par­tic­u­lar, which is sit­u­ated in the li­brary and takes up the ma­jor­ity of the south wall, is a huge paint­ing of Peter Hes­keth’s favourite horse.

The eye-catch­ing paint­ing dic­tated the build­ing of the room when Roger Hes­keth re­built Me­ols Hall from 1960.

If you watch Peaky Blin­ders, how­ever, you may be fa­mil­iar with the paint­ing by James Ward.

It was a reg­u­lar back­drop in series three of the pro­gramme, which was partly filmed at Me­ols Hall.

Me­ols Hall: set in 100 acres of pri­vate land

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