Haddon Hall was first built in the 12th century and was slowly expanded through the early 1600s. Restored faithfully in the 1920s, it serves as an unusually intact example of a true medieval manor house.
The furniture pictured is mostly from the 17th-19th centuries. Like Jane herself, these interiors are products of their long-ago time, and yet surprisingly contemporary and relevant.
Which is your favorite room?
1 & 2 The Banqueting Hall dates from the late 1300s and is hung with antlers dating from the 17th century
3 Chinoiserie and an oriental rug mix beautifully in this room — and notice the amazing frieze band at the cornice
4 Peach damask walls get accented with white pilasters along this stunning hallway
5 Two rugs laid edge-to-edge fill this monumental hall (check out that fireplace!)
6 A four-poster bed against a wall of tapestries in this dreamy bedroom — though what horrors come at night?
7 The Long Gallery, built in the late 16th century to celebrate a marriage, features strapwork on the ceiling and wood paneling on the walls
8 Jane Eyre comes out Friday; go for the classic Gothic tragedy, stay for the lavish interiors!
Images: Photos by Laurie Sparham, used with permission from Focus Features