Phase 1- Hall showing crown post
The drawing shows the hall section of the house as it would have looked like with the crown post in full view in the centre of the room. This type of construction was meant to be on show and often the crown post was elaborately carved. Beyond this on the left hand side would have been a two storey cross wing, probably not too dissimilar to the cross wing built onto the right hand side at a later date. The cross wing may have been separated from the hall by a screens passage.
Phase 2- New cross wing
This shows the two and a half bay cross wing that was inserted inside the original end wall of the hall, and presumably matched a similar cross wing on the left hand end. This was also built of crown post construction although only the crown beam is braced and the post is undecorated. The half bay was built to accommodate the staircase