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View Poll Results: When was this house finished ?
1902 0 0%
1927 1 16.67%
1838 2 33.33%
1597 0 0%
1710 1 16.67%
1958 2 33.33%
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Old 09-10-2001, 06:40 PM
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An odd few minutes ploughing through old prints brought this one on. What date was this building completed. Please dont take it too seriously no 'research' please.
And 'ponders' from this side don't qualify for the grand prize.
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Old 09-10-2001, 07:44 PM
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Is there an answer forthcoming? I am curious. I don't have a clue really since I am not well versed in buildings and thier styles in history so I took a stab at it and picked 1838. I suppose the word "finished" can mean it was started a century ago but not finished until recently. Lots to ponder on this one.
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Old 09-10-2001, 08:06 PM
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I'll take a wild but uneducated guess...around 1927. That's because I didnt see an outhouse and everybody in the photo looks kinda modern--no Cromwellian roundheads there!! Tom
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Old 09-11-2001, 03:28 AM
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It's not a trick question I mean finished in the form as the original architect designed it. I'll let it run for a while.

Shame on you Tom everybody knows the camera wasn't in general use in England until 1666 shortly after Cromwells death !
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Old 09-11-2001, 07:26 AM
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Ah, come on. Next thing you'll be telling me is that Drake didnt use Jet Ski's to defeat the Armada at the Battle of Bannockburn!! Tom
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Old 09-11-2001, 12:32 PM
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If the Armada reached Bannockburn all I can say is that Philip II should have bought Medina Sidonia a new compass !.
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Old 09-12-2001, 12:31 PM
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My staff and I have been battling to correlate the data from the huge response to this poll. The house is Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire and was finished in 1597. A local penned the line....

'Hardwick Hall more glass than wall'

It was actually built by a woman who's 3 wealthy husbands pre deceased her. The 3rd one must have been an optimist !

I'm afraid the prize a signed photo of Prince Andrew will not be awarded in this case. Sorry Tom I knew you had a place for it somewhere !
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Old 09-12-2001, 01:19 PM
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Hey Chris. I was closest. Don't I even get a parting gift?

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Old 09-12-2001, 02:52 PM
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Oh, darn!!! I was going to put the photo of Andy next to the picture of a road kill badger which adorns the lower levels of my dwelling!! That old gal must have needed the income from 3 husbands to buy that much glass. Who got the job of washing the windows? The Scots? No wonder they rebelled!! Tom
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Old 09-12-2001, 03:05 PM
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Ed its no use coming in this late with the results posted and having the brass neck to claim a prize. Anybody could have claimed 1710, have you any proof ?
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