Sunday Snaps ~ Little Moreton Hall ~ A Tudor Moated Manor House #Historical #Photography

Little Moreton Hall is a moated, timber framed Tudor Manor House. It’s been beautifully restored and is maintained by the National Trust. There’s a tangible sense of history as you walk round.

The Moretons began as a powerful family who aquired large areas of land following the dissolution of the monasteries. The first phase of Little Moreton Hall began in 1504 and was completed in stages over the following 100 years.

The family’s fortunes declined rapidly during the Civil War as they supported the Royalist cause in a Parliamentarian stronghold. The Hall was seized by the government and the daughters of the family were forced to pay rent. In later years the hall was rented to more relatives and tenant farmers.

A tudor toilet and the private chapel

The decorative long gallery at the top of the house

The wonderful leaded windows

There’s a lovely little cafe where the outside seating is visited by the very tame ducks and their babies looking for crumbs. Well worth a visit.

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