I have a bit of a thing for Tudor buildings, well I love architecture full stop.
I fell in love with the black and white Tudor style when I lived in Cheshire. Although it was the Victorians who painted them black and white, originally the wood was left untreated, silvery grey and the daube would any colour depending on the muck that was used.
I love the patterns and the joints of the woodwork
I love the attention to detail, look under the eaves, there is carved wood detailing. Notice the peep hole in the chimney.
The geometry is amazing on this building, although if you have been to Little Moreton Hall you will know sometimes the lines go a bit wonky. I think L M H is my favourite Tudor building.
I do love the inner courtyard, today it was a restful place from the hustle and bustle and heat of the sun.
These people must have been very rich, they have a lot of very expensive glass windows.
I didn’t know but when they travelled in these times people took their windows with them.
Can you spot the little hole, it’s in the eaves? This is above the main entrance and was used to listen to the conversations of visitors, hence the term eavesdropping.
There are 2 very old and beautiful yew trees in the courtyard, called Adam and Eve.
I found the interior of the house very gloomy with it’s Victorian decor but I could have sat in the courtyard shade for a while if there had been a seat to sit on, and maybe a long cool drink and my book would be good to………