Wednesday, 26 August 2009

090826 Lower Old Hall, Norland

It is wet and miserable today so another photograph from yesterday's walk around Norland. This is Norland Old Hall which was built in 1634. It is typical of many such stone-built halls in the area (there are another two in Norland alone) with its powerful shape and lack of adornments.

7 comments:

John said...

Sunny at the moment in Wokingham. This looks like a solid 'northern' building, none of your mamby pamby southern brickwork.

The Machinist's Wife said...

This is the stuff dreams are made of. I could move in to-morror

Sunny said...

They don't build them like they used to!
Sunny :)

L. D. Burgus said...

I really like this shot. I love all kinds of architecture and the history of it. We have no appreciation over here in the states and it usually is torn down before anyone is aware of it's beauty or importance....taking off tomorrow, early morning to see older America in Maine. Keep posting while I am gone and I will catch up. Take care.

The Retired One said...

Thank goodness for all the windows..otherwise I bet the inside would be very dark.
I love old buildings for photo shoots. Just imagine the history that took place inside and outside of it.

Valerie said...

Thanks for showing that picture, Alan, as a building it earns my respect. I love looking at buildings.

Pam said...

I am intruiged by your historical buildings.Australian architecture since settlement is so young in comparison.There were no horses originally and convict-made bricks had to be transported in heavy carts pulled along by the convicts themselves!