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long gallery. Room or gallery in a great Elizabethan or Jacobean house of the prodigy type, sometimes the width of a façade, as at Hatfield House, Herts. (1607–11), and Hardwick Hall, Derbys. (1590–7), well lit by means of lavish windows and sumptuously appointed with chimney-surrounds, panelling, moulded ceilings, etc., used to hang tapestries and pictures, and for entertainment.

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