DiCamillo Companion

Little Moreton Hall (Moreton Old Hall)

  • Built / Designed For: William Moreton

    House & Family History: Little Moreton remained in the ownership of the Moreton family until 1938, when it was transferred to the National Trust.

    Comments: Little Moreton is considered one of the most important timber-framed moated manor houses in England.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: At its greatest extent, in the mid-16th century, the Little Moreton Estate spanned 1,360 acres and contained orchards, gardens, and a corn mill.

    Chapel & Church: The Chapel is extant.

  • Country Life: XV, 594, 1904. LXVI, 754, 798, 1929.

  • Title: Movie Locations: A Guide to Britain & Ireland
    Author: Adams, Mark
    Year Published: 2000
    Publisher: London: Boxtree
    ISBN: 0752271695
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "Civilisation" (1969 - BBC TV series, episode 6, "Protest and Communication"). Lady Jane" (1985 - as a brothel). "The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders" (1996 - TV mini series, as an Inn). "Building of Britain" (2002 - TV documentary series).
  • Past Seat / Home of: William Moreton, early 16th century; Moreton family here from circa 1500 until 1938.

    Current Ownership Type: The National Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01260-272-018

    Email: littlemoretonhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

    Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No