AJM and I spent a pleasant afternoon at Little Moreton Hall which he said was reputed to be the best example of a Tudor timber-framed manor house in England. That would make it the best anywhere, right? Bonus! It has a moat.
At some point, the Great Hall was added to create the top storey. Unfortunately, the foundations weren’t engineered to hold that much weight and the building has been buckling ever since. The upper floor heaves in great wooden waves. In modern times, Little Moreton Hall has been shored up with carefully concealed steel supports. Now I don’t feel so bad about the slanted floors and sinking foundations at our house.
I bought lovely parsnip crisps here, sweeter than potato crisps.