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Little Moreton Hall, interior f38

Little Moreton Hall, interior f38

Artist: Blore, Edward

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1845

Shelfmark: Additional MS 42019

Item number: f38

Length: 15

Width: 22.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

This drawing depicts the superb interior woodwork of the building.

Little Moreton Hall is a spectacular example of English vernacular architecture. The building has changed very little since it was completed in 1580. The exterior is characterised by a mass of half-timbered gables and ornate windows, all displaying fine carving. The interior possesses contemporary oak furniture and pewter; the elaborate Long Gallery retains its original wood panelling. The building lacks any particular order and its gradual growth over time has led to it appearing misshaped and out of proportion .

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