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Stately Homes & Gardens in Essex

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Essex Stately Homes, Country Houses & Gardens

Paycocke's

West Street, Coggeshall, Colchester, CO6 1NS
Tel/Fax: 01376 561305

Paycocke's House Essex Photo © Robert Edwards
Paycocke's House Essex  -
Photo: Robert Edwards CCL

 

Merchant's house, dating from c.1500. This fine half-timbered house is evidence of the wealth generated by the East Anglian wool trade in the 15th and 16th centuries.

It contains unusually rich panelling and wood carving.

Coggeshall was also famous for its lace, examples of which are displayed inside the house.

There is a very attractive cottage garden.

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Thorington Hall

Stoke by Nayland, Colchester, CO6 4SS
Tel: 01284 735270    Fax: 01284 735175
E-mail: thoringtonhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Early 17th-century house. The oak-framed, plastered and gabled house was built c.1600 and later extended.

Discount National Trust Membership

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Hylands House

Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ
Tel: 01245 605500    Fax: 01245 496800
E-mail: hylands@chelmsford.gov.uk

Hylands House is set in 574 acres of historic landscaped parkland. Following five phases of restoration, visitors can now enjoy spectacular rooms throughout the House, ranging from the exquisitely gilded Drawing Room to the sumptuously ornate Banqueting Room. The magnificent Grand Staircase has been fully restored to its former glory, and the Repton Room on the first floor provides stunning views over the landscaped parkland. The final stages of restoration of the Estate are due for completion by 2007.

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Leez Priory

Hartford End, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1JP
Tel: 01245 362555    Fax: 01245 361079

A 450 year old Tudor mansion, set within a 40 acre parkland.

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RHS Garden Hyde Hall

Westerns Approach, Creep Hedge Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8AT
Tel: 01245 400 256    Fax: 01245 402 100
E-mail: info@rhs.org.uk

Once the site of a cold, windswept hill is now the location of a stunning and diverse garden.

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Beth Chatto Gardens

Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB
Tel: 01206 822007    Fax: 01206 825933
E-mail: info@bethchatto.fsnet.co.uk

Beth Chatto Gardens began life as an overgrown wasteland with poor gravel soil and boggy hollows, now its a informal garden of outstanding beauty.

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Layer Marney Tower

Colchester, Essex, CO5 9US
Tel: 01206 330 784    Fax: 01206 330 884
E-mail: info@layermarneytower.co.uk

The gatehouse, (England's tallest Tudor gatehouse) and gardens are open to the public between April and October each year.

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Gardens of Easton Lodge

Warwick House, Easton Lodge, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2BB
Tel: 01371 876979    Fax: 01371 876979
E-mail: enquiries@eastonlodge.co.uk

Originally a Royal hunting Lodge that dates back to Elizabethan England, the Gardens were redesigned by Harold Peto in 1902.

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Ingatestone Hall

Hall Lane, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 9NR
Tel: 01277 353010    Fax: 01245 248979
Email: house@ingatestonehall.co.uk

Tudor mansion built by Sir William Petre.

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Audley End House and Park

Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF
Tel: 01799 522399    Fax: 01799 521276
E-mail: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

Thomas, first Earl of Suffolk, rebuilt this mansion between 1610 and 1614 from the original Walden Abbey buildings.

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