Old (or Little) Moreton Hall, is a National Trust property situated in Congleton, Cheshire, UK which was initially constructed around 1504 to 1508 by the Moreton family who were wealthy landowners in the area and the house was a symbol of their prosperity.
A subsequent addition to the building was constructed in 1610.
No, the photo hasn't been "artistically adapted", the building really does have that unusual and uneven appearance!
This is the interior courtyard
and the window of the family chapel (which room appears below)
This is a hand-worked kneeling pad for prayers
Exterior window from the courtyard
And an explanation of the method of wall construction used !
together with a cut-away view of the walls
This is the Tudor-style family dining room
and here one of the carpenters has left his mark for posterity!
This long hall is the top floor, as appears in the first photo (sorry, I didn't note its purpose!)
but here you can see the uneven construction
and finally some detail in the side leadlight windows.
In the fast pace of today's technological world, with its sense of urgency and the acquisition of material things, this little girl enjoying playing with a bucket and spade at the beach in St Malo, Bretagne was an endearing reminder of the joys to be found in simple activities.