Long Gallery
 Roof Structure

Roof Of Long Gallery

"An absolutely magnificent roofin good condition even though another roof has been built on top of it. There are eleven main queen-post trusses, ten bays from one end to the other and every second truss has windbraces. There can be no doubt that the Long Gallery dates from the mid-16th century to, at the latest, the very early 17th century. It's a slight pity it's been cut into two for obvious reasons, but it is a remarkable thing. If you find you have sufficient classrooms you can empty those in the Long Gallery, take out the partition, and you might turn it into the picture gallery again with pictures all the way down one side. And of course it has an exceptionally fine wainscoting - that's another very nice thing that's survived."