Little Moreton Hall

photo: Little Moreton Hall

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.

photo: Little Moreton Hall

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.

photo: Little Moreton Hall

I bought lovely parsnip crisps here, sweeter than potato crisps.

photo: Little Moreton Hall

One Response to “Little Moreton Hall”

  1. Jeanne Responds:

    Delightful. I have been into architecture for the last 4 or 5 months so appreciated your comments on the foundation of this place. It took until the 20th century for them to figure out how to go high without sacrificing space on the lower levels. l’ll have to share some photos of the incredible skyscrapers in Chicago this last summer. These are charming though.

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