A detour on our journey south to stop at the National Trust property
First sighting of the Hall on the approach from the car park. The Hall is a 15th century moated half-timbered manor house.
The main entrance.
The gabled windows on the upper floors.
A closer look at one of the many carved figures in the woodwork.
At the top of the Hall is the 68 foot long gallery.
A few views through the glazing in the long gallery.
One of the windows in the great hall which was made by the carpenter Richard Dale.
The great hall which is the oldest part of the house and was built for Sir Richard de Moreton in about 1450.
The stained glass window in the great hall.
The very neatly cut knot garden.
The eastern end of the hall and moat.
15 August 2012
A return visit on our way back south from Lancashire.
An aerial view of the courtyard and buildings from the long gallery window.
Several of the panes of glass in the long gallery have been etched with the name of the craftsmen who have worked on the building. Alfred Higginbottom left his mark here in 1955 after restoring the window.
I cannot make out all the words here but part of it reads to stay here day and night ...... let in light.
Nice coloured glass.
The southern aspect of the hall with the long gallery at the top.
A return visit to Little Moreton Hall, a little gem of a property in the care of the National Trust.
The approach to the hall from the car park.
A glimpse through one of the many stained glass windows.
Details of the end panels at each end of the long gallery. This one is about the Sphere of Destiny.
The Wheel of Fortune.
The Knot Garden which was in the process of having the hedges clipped.
Light at the end of the tunnel.
In this shot you can clearly see how in this style of building the top floors project significantly out from the line of the ground floor wall.
Reflections in the moat.
A brief visit on our way back from Lancashire to see the hall dressed fro Christmas. This is the great hall where musicians were performing. The tables are laid out for a fine festive feast.
Bunting in the long gallery.
The end panel of the gallery bears the words - The speare of destinye on the left and Whose ruler is knowledge on the right.