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photoblog image Little Moreton Hall 3/5

Little Moreton Hall 3/5

As can be seen from Monday’s posting this timber framed building is famous for the way in which, over the years, the timber has warped and shrunk causing the whole building to appear twisted in all sorts of directions. This picture of the small chapel on the ground floor shows how the floor has become inclined in this room whilst the walls around have stayed much as they were built. Note I was standing upright when I took this picture, there was no ‘messing about’ on my part.

 

Little Moreton Hall 3/5

As can be seen from Monday’s posting this timber framed building is famous for the way in which, over the years, the timber has warped and shrunk causing the whole building to appear twisted in all sorts of directions. This picture of the small chapel on the ground floor shows how the floor has become inclined in this room whilst the walls around have stayed much as they were built. Note I was standing upright when I took this picture, there was no ‘messing about’ on my part.

 

comments (10)

this is a wonderful photo of this very special chapel Brian...
the altar may be tilted but it looks at home there....petersmile
Brian Walbey: I couldn't believe it when we walked in that room, mind you a lot of the house is like this.
  • Ray
  • Not United States
  • 13 Jul 2016, 05:57
I am so pleased you were demonstrating your best behaviour, Brian...I was imagining you were making this shot as you were toppling.
Brian Walbey: I'm surprised somebody hasn't suggested I use ShiftN on this to straighten it all up!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Jul 2016, 06:39
This is the problem when constructing a house out of wood Brian
Brian Walbey: Very much so I would imagine.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 13 Jul 2016, 06:41
Warped or not, it is amazing it is still standing, Brian
Brian Walbey: It is very impressive from top to bottom.
Wood does warp and bend Brian, but it holds itself together.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Chad and no doubt the people who actually
I had noticed that from the outside shots. My old house has some similar curves.
Brian Walbey: It is the twisted parts of the house that give it its character and is famous for that.
As I recall the house does not have any proper foundations but just stands on great lumps of stone
Brian Walbey: I checked that out and indeed it is built on stone footings, not the most solid of footings in soft ground.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Jul 2016, 15:30
How bizarre, I wonder if your sense of balance has to regroup once you have left the building?
Brian Walbey: It was a bit disconcerting at times, especially as I have balance issues anyway!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Jul 2016, 17:27
It looks like I am at sea and big waves are rolling over...
Great shot.
Brian Walbey: It was a bit disconcerting at times, especially as I have balance issues anyway!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Jul 2016, 20:35
Best not to fill your cup too full in that case. The wonders of a natural material.
Brian Walbey: It's just so strange with everything being at slanting angles.

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