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Ingatestone Hall

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Ingat Stone alias Ging ad Petram; Inge Petre Hall

In the civil parish of Ingatestone And Fryerning.
In the historic county of Essex.
Modern Authority of Essex.
1974 county of Essex.
Medieval County of Essex.

OS Map Grid Reference: TQ65409852
Latitude 51.66136° Longitude 0.39037°

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

There are major building remains.

This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law*.

Description

The remaining part of a large brick courtyard house built or rebuilt by Sir William Petre between the years 1539 and 1566. In C18 the gatehouse and stable buildings were rebuilt. Between 1799 and 1819 the west range containing the Great Hall was demolished leaving the courtyard open. A few small additions were made to the existing building in the 18th and 19th century. In the C20 there has been a considerable amount of restoration. (PastScape–ref. listing report)

A royal pardon and licence to crenellate was granted in 1551 Nov 20 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).

Comments

In 1551 a licence to crenellate was issued but this will, as was generally the case certainly with later licences, resulted in decorative crenellations showing the builder had sufficient royal connection to get the licence.
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