The Higgledy-Piggledy House

Little Moreton Hall is a higgledy-piggledy house in Cheshire. I visited it with my parents when we first moved to Salford a couple of decades ago (I can’t remember it at all) and recently revisited it.

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Little Moreton Hall and grounds

Higgledy-piggeldy is the only way to describe it. ‘Wonky’ could work for some of it in isolation┬ábut to apply it to the whole would be assigning a kind of uniformity to it. It suggests that all of it is leaning or sinking in the same direction or all at once.

Not so with Little Moreton Hall. Each wall, timber frame and floor board seem tired by themselves, independent of the others, and wishes to go to sleep in completely different dens. It is higgledy-piggledy.

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