Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire. The name Moreton probably derives from the Old English mor meaning "marshland" and tune, meaning "farm", thus literally "a farm at a marsh". Little Moreton Hall first appears in the historical record in 1271, but the present building dates from the early 16th century.
Magnificent Marble Hall in Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, England, UK. With its wonderfully extravagant oak carving by John Bucke, Marble Hall remains much as Robert Cecil, the 1st Earl of Salisbury, built it in 1611. Sometimes used as a dining room, it is the place where the Salisburys would entertain their guests with lavish banquets, dances and masques.
Tudor Architecture Diagram - one of the innovations of the Tudor period is the internal chimney stack and enclosed fireplace which dispensed with the open hall that relied on a huge hearth - and enabled second storeys with fireplaces for heating.