Melford Hall Interior, Long Melford, Suffolk, England
 
The Main Staircase, Melford Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk, England, Great Britain
Melford Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk

The Main Staircase, Melford Hall, Long Melford.

In the early 19th century Sir William Parker, 7th Baronet, and Sir Hyde Parker, 8th Baronet, commissioned Thomas Hopper to remodel a number of Melford Hall's interiors in a rather austere Grecian style. This stairway is the result of that remodelling.

The Chinese Vases on the staircase were from a Spanish galleon captured in 1762 by Captain Sir Hyde Parker.

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The Blue Drawing Room, Melford Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk, England, Great Britain
Melford Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk

The Blue Drawing Room, Melford Hall, Long Melford.

Thomas Hopper was invited to return at a later date and complete the Drawing Room.

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The Library, Melford Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk, England, Great Britain
Melford Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk

Designer Thomas Hopper created the library, in the early 1800s, with Regency bookcases and furniture, including Greek style tables and lounge chairs, which remain there to this day.

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The West Bedroom, Melford Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk, England, Great Britain
Melford Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk

The West Bedroom, Melford Hall, Long Melford.

Beatrix Potter was a relation of the Hyde Parkers and this bedroom was hers when she stayed at Melford Hall.The room is furnished, as it would have been when she visited, with a Victorian bed and furniture.

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Read our report of this trip to Long Melford on the Blog.