Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, Wales

Last September we made a trip down south, mainly for the good lady finally to see Rye in East Sussex.

However, our first stop was at Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales. Yes, it was William Ewart Gladstone‘s Library (his second in fact, his first was a tin tabernacle on the same site) but it also now doubles as a hotel and meeting/conference site.

Stitch of main building frontage:-

Gladstone's Library stitch

Ground floor corridor to Gladstone Room:-

Corridor in Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, Wales

On the wall of the Gladstone Room was a photograph of the original tin tabernacle library:-

original Gladstone's Library 1

Gladstone Room:-

Gladstone Library, drawing  Room

Gladstone Room

Gladstone Room

The other end of the corridor leads to the Theology Room where Gladstone’s books on Theology are kept:-

Gladstone’s Library, Corridor + Door to Theology Room

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