Monday, July 21, 2014

Old Moreton Hall

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.

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Karen said...

A fabulous example of the Tudor style! Thanks for the tour, I enjoyed seeing this grand old place.

Holly Myers said...

So very interesting. It can make you kind of dizzy! The inside courtyard reminds me of the movie Shrek. Love the details of your pictures!

Carver said...

Great shots of an interesting place.

Felicia said...

I thought maybe it was an optical illusion but it really is crooked!!, that's pretty cool.

Its a beautiful building inside an out, TFS

Anonymous said...

Wow - what a superb building. So magnificent!

Indrani said...

Thanks for the tour! The facade is amazing!

Phil Slade said...

It's a fabulous looking place Valerie. Your photos do it full justice.

Now you've made me want to go there and take some pictures of my own. It's only down the M6 for me.

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW! The architecture is amazing, a fine example of how many rich lived during the 16th and 17th centuries.

Viera said...

Beautiful architecture... nicely done... Your photos are amazing and I enjoyed it...

Gail Dixon said...

An interesting and beautiful building. Thanks so much for sharing!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

What an amazing old building. The unevenness is quite off putting to look at, unique.

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