Georgian Mansion day out

October 3rd 2017
By: Melanie Hollidge
Georgian Mansion day out

Copped Hall, Epping is a fine Georgian mansion not far from Chigwell that is currently under restoration. It’s superbly sited on a ridge overlooking landscaped parkland. And on Sunday 15th October it is open for guided tours, (gates open 10am; last entry 11am). The tours last two-and-a-half to three hours and cover the gardens, a large part of the mansion, cellars and stables.
The entry price is £8 per person and tea, coffee and homemade cakes are available in the Racquets Court where there is also a shop selling books about Copped Hall and a range of gift items including books on the history of the site. Recorded history at Copped Hall starts in the 12th century when there was already a substantial building on the site. At that time Copped Hall belonged to the Fitzaucher family who served the King as huntsmen.
There are also permanent exhibitions on site. At most times of the year we sell seasonal fruit and vegetables from our Walled Kitchen Garden. The Corporation of London saved the surrounding parkland by purchasing it in 1992 and the main aim of the Trust is to permanently protect the site, to carefully restore Copped Hall and its gardens for educational and community benefit.
The only access drive to Copped Hall is via the white the white gates on Crown Hill (Upshire Road) the first turning on the right form the B1393 and they will be staffed when Copped Hall is open. The postcode for entry on Satnav is CM16 5HR.