The Chapel in the Hall, Haddon

Recent Photograph of The Chapel in the Hall (Haddon)

Note also the Old Postcard of this Chapel, showing an interior which is little changed, although the recumbent figure in white marble which can be seen on the right of this photo is not on the postcard.

The effigy is in memory of Robert Charles John Manners, Lord Haddon, who died in 1894, in his tenth year. It is carved from a plaster model designed and sculpted by his mother, the then Duchess of Rutland. The boy's parents, three sisters and younger brother, later to become the 9th Duke, have their likenesses also carved around the sides of his sleeping form.

In the Duchess's epitaph to her ‘Dear, dear little boy’, she mourns ‘Hope of my eyes, something is broken that we cannot mend’.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Reference
Bunting, Julie - The Little Chapel at Haddon Hall. Article published in The Peak Advertiser 7th April 1997.


Image contributed by Pete Howard on 19th April 2005.
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