Morton Hall, Chesire. H. W. Brewer, artist, H. Pitt, engraver. c. 1880. Signed with initials lower right and left. Source: Stevenson’s House Architecture, I, 165. Click on image to enlarge it

“In domestic architecture the sweet low level lines of the Tudor house, in which the roof is often so low as to be concealed by the parapet, are in direct contrast to the tall peaked roofs of the French chateau of the same period, which still inherited the Gothic principle of height. In Morton Hall, the low-pitched roofs and long ranges of low lights exhibit this tendency. If the name of the style is to be descriptive of its character, it should be called the Horizontal variety of Gothic, instead of ‘Perpendicular’” [J. J. Stevenson, 164-65]

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Stevenson, J. J. House Architecture. 2 vols. London: Macmillan, 1880.

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