Wall c. 1215 (or quarter past twelve, if you prefer!)
Back to Haddon Hall for this one. I mentioned in a previous post that the earliest visible part of the Hall dated from 1215 – and this is it. Made from what appears to be local sandstone. As with all fortifications, this would have to have been sanctioned – directly – by the monarch (in this case King John, just a year before he died ‘from a surfeit of lampreys’). To reach this wall, you enter a short passageway from the chapel, and there it is, on your right. The oak support beams have obviously been there for a while, too.