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Difficult Women of Burton Constable

Burton Constable, Sproatley, Skirlaugh, Hull, HU11 4LN

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Eliza Chichester

About

“…in London it’s said you’re never more than 6 feet away from a difficult woman…” (extract from ‘Difficult’ by Helen Mort)

Burton Constable has had its share of what would probably have been called ‘difficult’ women over the centuries: or perhaps ‘spirited’, ‘independent’, ‘challenging’, or ‘capable’ women, depending on how you view them!

In 2019 the spotlight throughout the Hall will fall on these generations of women, and their varying impacts on, and contributions to, the development of the Constable Family and the Hall itself, through their fascinating and sometimes surprising, stories.
From the dedication of Winifred Constable, who accompanied her brother William on a Grand Tour to try and find a cure for his gout to the flamboyant Rosina, second Lady Clifford Constable, who enjoyed the freedom and financial independence brought by widowhood, and ‘sacked’ Burton Constable  of valuable contents to pursue a colourful life in Italy, yet returned to Yorkshire along with much of the collections, to finally be buried in the family mausoleum.

This exhibition is included with the normal hall admission charges.

Directions

Road Directions

By Road:From Beverley and Bridlington follow A165 towards Hull. Follow the brown historic house signs. From Hull follow A165 Bridlington road then B1238 to Sproatley.By Public Transport:From Hull follow the A165 towards Bridlington. At the 2nd roundabout take the B1238 towards Sproatley and follow the historic house signs.The nearest railway station is Hull, which is 10 miles away.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Catering

  • Café
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Refreshments Available

Establishment Features

  • Dogs on Lead Only
  • Gift shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop

Parking & Transport

  • Parking
  • Parking (free)

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Opening Times

Difficult Women of Burton Constable (6 Apr 2019 - 3 Nov 2019)

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