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Good Morning Everyone,

My post, today, shows Little Moreton Hall.

We visited this amazing house when we were staying in Cheshire. The National Trust describe it as a fairytale gingerbread house but it has to be seen to be believed.

The house is Tudor in style having been built in 1504. It had some later additions in the same century but has never really been 'altered' to keep up with latest fashions in architecture so what you see is a house almost as it would have been 500 years ago.

The original owners, the Moretons, showed off their wealth by their excessive use of glass in the construction. I suppose it was a bit like us putting gadgets into our homes!

It is amazing how this wonderful house has remained upright! There are not many vertical lines to its walls! Some years ago, the National Trust did some serious stabilising work to stop any movement in the upper, top heavy floors. They then installed a series of recorders which will monitor any movement in the house so, everything seems very secure at the moment.

It is a great place to visit as a whole experience for they have guided tours and people dressed in appropriate costumes to help create the atmosphere.

One of the buildings has been converted into an excellent café. Oh, you are supplied with knives and forks; no ripping the meat apart with your fingers and throwing the bones on the floor!!

I wish you a happy day, Bev :-)

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