|Longleat House 1580|
Little Moreton Hall was built in stages but was finalised to look how we see it today around 1560. Compare that to Longleat Hall which was completed in in 1580, only twenty years apart and yet they look like they come from different centuries. Out with the old and in with the new. Architecturally, this was a time a massive developments.
|Floor layout showing the revolutionary new hallway|
Finally, here is a very evocative piece of writing describing a female scholar and her chamber.
“she would frequently bring out of the rich Store-house of her Memory, things new and old, sentences, or sayings of remark, which she had read or learned out of Authors, and with these her Walls, her Bed, her Hangings, and Furniture must be adorned; causing her Servants to write them in Papers, and her Maids to pin them up…. So that, though she had not many Books in her Chamber, yet it was dressed up with the flowers of a Library”
|Sadly there are no pictures of her room but maybe it was a bit like this?|
So, a whistle stop tour and the bits and bobs that I got out of it.