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Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire

RIBA3470-60
NOTES: This moated manor house is an exemplar of the timber-framed Tudor black-and-white house. The earliest part of the Hall was probably built by Richard de Moreton in the mid 15th century. The west, or kitchen end was built (or rebuilt) by William Moreton c.1480. The last major extension was the south wing added in 1570-1580. The 'domestic block' was added to the south wing in the early 1600s.

Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire: bridge entrance over the moat

RIBA5384
NOTES: This moated manor house is an exemplar of the timber-framed Tudor black-and-white house. The earliest part of the Hall was probably built by Richard de Moreton in the mid 15th century. The west, or kitchen end was built (or rebuilt) by William Moreton c.1480. The last major extension was the south wing added in 1570-1580. The 'domestic block' was added to the south wing in the early 1600s.

Chateau de Courances, Seine-et-Oise, Courances: view along the moat looking towards the main facade

RIBA6541
Le Notre, Andre (1613-1700)
NOTES: The park was designed by Andre Le Notre.

Stokesay Castle, Shropshire: the great hall and south tower with the gatehouse in the right background

RIBA16774
SOURCE: Samuel and Nathaniel Buck, Views. 7th set. Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, and Herefordshire (London, 1732), pl. 10 NOTES: Completed at the end of the 13th century by the wool merchant, Lawrence of Ludlow, this is an important example of one of the earliest fortified houses of England. The Jacobean gatehouse was added in 1640.

Eltham Palace, London

RIBA17177
Seely & Paget
NOTES: This royal palace was restored and extended from 1933 to 1936 by Seely & Paget.

Unicorn Cafe, Festival of Britain, South Bank, London: close-up of the moated forecourt

RIBA19369
Goodden, Robert Yorke (1909-2002)
NOTES: Peter Shepheard was responsible for the landscaping while Goodden & Russell designed the Unicorn Cafe.

Design for a moated building guarded by a soldier with a car preparing to leave the main entrance

RIBA20781
Goldfinger, Erno (1902-1987)
NOTES: Goldfinger trained in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts from 1921. This drawing is one of several student project designs entitled 'Esquisses-Esquisses' produced between 1922 and 1924.

Plan of Eltham Palace, London, incorporating the Great Hall and surrounded by a moat

RIBA21018
Dunnage & Laver
NOTES: The Great Hall at Eltham Palace was built in the 1470s but by the nineteenth century had fallen into disrepair. It narrowly avoided demolition at this time and was restored in 1828.
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