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Gidea Hall

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Gydihall by Ramford

In the civil parish of Havering.
In the historic county of Essex.
Modern Authority of London Borough of Havering.
1974 county of Greater London.
Medieval County of Royal Liberty of Havering.

OS Map Grid Reference: TQ520901
Latitude 51.58791° Longitude 0.19403°

Gidea Hall has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are no visible remains.

Description

Site of medieval manor house, first referred to in 1250. In 1466 Sir Thomas Cooke received royal licence to empark the manor and rebuild and crenellate the house. These alterations were completed by 1568. The finished house formed three sides of a courtyard with an open colonnade on the fourth. This house was demolished in 1720 and replaced by a three storey mansion, which was divided into two dwellings in the late 19th century, requistioned by the Army during World War I and later used as a club house before being itself demolished in 1930. The early 18th century house was surrounded by a formal arrangement of canals, avenues and lakes and a medicinal spring is recorded on the site in 1783. (PastScape)

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1466 Oct 12 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).

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This record last updated 15/07/2016 10:56:59

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