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Hampton Court Palace
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James Brittain
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HRP00790

The Great Hall roof. Detail showing one of the carved and painted heads, known as 'eavesdroppers'

The hammerbeam roof was designed by King Henry VIII's Master Carpenter, James Nedeham and originally would have been painted with blue, red and gold