On Thursday GB and I went to Little Moreton Hall in Cheshire.
The Hall was built from 1504-08 onwards and is a fine example of Tudor architecture.
Part of the Great Hall. The great arch-braced collared trusses date from c1504-08 but the great hall was altered and updated in the
This 'great rounde table' was mentioned in an inventory of 1599.
The windows contain 37,000 individual panes.
In the courtyard. If you are ever in the area the hall is well worth a visit.
A Tudor wooden drainpipe.
Tudor brickwork - note how the bricks of that era were longer and thinner than those of latter centuries.
The garderobe seems to be one of the features that causes most amusement. This is one of four garderobe closets.
The view of the moat from the garderobe window. The garderobes were one of the few parts of the house to be unglazed - to reduce the smell. Clothes were hung in the garderobe as the smell helped to keep them free of moths!
One of the figures carved on the gatehouse.
The South range - it slopes a bit but not quite this much!!!
The long gallery. Dendrochronology has shown this was built in the 1560s with the rest of the South range.
The gardens include a knot garden based on a design from 1670.
Borage in the herb garden.
A little Robin said goodbye as we left the gatehouse.
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