Check out Chigwell Hall 

August 13th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge
Check out Chigwell Hall 

Venues for all kinds of events abound in and around Chigwell. If exploring a move out of London is on your list this summer, then heading out to Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford to see what it’s like should also be on your list. Checking out local venues if you have a big family event on the horizon is also a fun way to find out about a place to live. 

One of the venues on offer in this area is Chigwell Hall. Chigwell hall is a beautiful, Grade II, listed manor house. It is set in 42 acres of lush greenery in the heart of Chigwell in Essex. It is a perfect setting for a truly romantic & memorable wedding day. But they don’t just cater for weddings, they also host all kinds of events throughout the year including Bar Mitzvahs, Birthday Parties, Anniversaries and anything else you can come up with as a family or friends event.

The Chigwell Hall building was designed and built by Norman Shaw who also designed what we now call Old Scotland Yard on the Embankment in Westminster. The present-day Lounge Bar was the Drawing Room, from which steps led outside to the lawns. The Sports Bar was the Morning Room which led into the Dining Room. Upstairs, where the Belmont Suite is now situated, there were eight bedrooms and a bathroom. The very top floor consisted of six bedrooms for the large domestic staff necessary to run the house.

It has been through several alterations since being built but in May 1984 Chigwell Hall was listed as a Grade II building of special architectural or historic interest in the Epping Forest District, effectively making any plans for exterior development very difficult.

Chigwell Hall is located on High Road, Chigwell, and is opposite to the Kings Head the 17th-century pub made famous by Charles Dickens. He used the pub as a basis for the Maypole, a tavern in his novel Barnaby Rudge.