Thursday, 7 August 2014

A visit to Little Moreton Hall, Congelton, Cheshire National Trust UK, By David Keegan Garden Design

Picture diary of a visit to  National Trusts Little Moreton Hall.

Visit to another National Trust property on what turned out to be a spectacular, and quintessential English summers day. A fascinating moated  wobbley Tudor building that twists, shakes, and undulates with age, but somehow stays up. No garden here, apart from a very small Knot garden to the rear of the house, but still definitely worth a visit for all those interested in architecture. Personally i love the geometric nature of the lead work in the windows. I also love the exposed peg joints in the timber work. Also some beautifully naive and simple carving figures and detail to external courtyard area timber frame, pictures below. A truly remarkable historic building.
There is also a very good restaurant in the building where we had a good set lunch for a reasonable price. 

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