The Great Hall
in Barley Hall, York
restored to replicate its appearance in around 1483
大厅（great hall）是中世纪皇家宫殿、贵族城堡或大型庄园（Manor house）以及16世纪至17世纪初乡村住宅（country houses）的主要房间。那时“great”一词仅仅意为big（大），而无其现代含义“excellence”（卓越）。
A plan of a manor house called Horham Hall
. All of the basic features of a great hall are present: a screens passage (above the porch in the plan); a dais
; a bay window (not essential but very common). The main staircase is at the dais end and photos show that the hall was the full height of the two storey house.