This is actually the fourth post to mention this historic building – I included a photo it in my Spring 2021: The Unseen Highlights post, it was the backdrop for a Fashion Friday outfit feature, and the famous house was in my post about National Trust properties post last month. However today I am going to share more photos and a few fun facts about its history.
I love a good Tudor style house – the department store Liberty London is a gorgeous example of Tudor revival – but this one is the real deal. It took nearly 100 years for William Moreton and his subsequent generations to build between 1504 and 1610. One National Trust guidebook I read suggested Little Moreton Hall was “lifted straight from a fairy story, a gingerbread house” and I find that a very accurate description.
Some may argue that it was well constructed given it’s still standing but I’d beg to differ after going inside. There are many theories as to why the floors are warped and the house is so uneven whether from from the weight of the construction materials or it’s position on a marsh but whatever the reason you can literally feel the titled floor, especailly in the house’s largest room the Great Hall found on the third floor. There is not much furniture inside but well worth a visit and the docents in each room are quite knowledgable. When we visited we were on our way up to the Lake District but I could have spent more time in the gardens and the moat definitely does make it a historic piece of British history. Take a look:
^ This photo is not titled, that’s actually how ajar the floors are!
While not quite the most practical outfit, this is what I wore for our exploration.
Would you want to visit Little Moreton Hall?