Hardwick Old Hall

The Old Hall is currently closed for conservation work. The shop and exhibition area are open at weekends 11am - 4pm.

View of Hardwick Old Hall in the sunshine
View of Hardwick Old Hall with the river in the foreground
View from the top of Hardwick Old Hall
Direction Map
Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Things to See and Do

Guidebook: Hardwick Old Hall

Price: £3.50

 Hardwick Hall Timeline

1527Bess of Hardwick

Elizabeth ('Bess') is born into a minor gentry family at Hardwick. Her only brother, James, later inherits the estate.

Find out more about Bess and the history of Hardwick

1542-4An Early Marriage

Bess marries Robert Barlow at the age of 15. Two years later, Robert dies on Christmas Eve.

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