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Stansted Hall, Stansted Mountfitchet

In the civil parish of Stansted Mountfitchet.
In the historic county of Essex.
Modern Authority of Essex.
1974 county of Essex.
Medieval County of Essex.

OS Map Grid Reference: TL52202421
Latitude 51.89691° Longitude 0.21241°

Stansted Hall, Stansted Mountfitchet has been described as a probable Palace.

There are no visible remains.

Description

Stansted was a demesne manor of the Earls of Arundel who had a hunting lodge here in the 12th century. Following Earl William's death in 1176, the lands reverted to the King, who hunted there with falcons in 1177. The manor reverted to the earls in 1216 (PastScape ref. HKW).
Comments

No evidence as to the form of this building. Map reference for current building called Stansted Hall but the C12 building may well have been on a slightly different site but certain to be close to church.
Parker incorrectly identified this as the location of the 'mansum' for which Robertus Bourghchier was granted a licence to crenellate in 1341. That house was Stansted Hall, Halsted. Unfortunately earlier versions of the Gatehouse website (before Jan 2011) repeated that erroneous identification.
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