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Epping Forest (District Authority)
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TQ 45972 95722


TQ 49 NE CHIGWELL GRAVEL LANE Turnours Hall 2/103 II House. Circa C17 origin, on a Medieval site, substantially remodelled and extended in circa 1860s or 1870s (dated 1871). Red brick in Flemish bond with moulded brick dressings. Plain tile gabled roof. Brick stacks with multiple octagonal and diagonally- set moulded shafts. Plan comprises entrance hall with stairwell behind and cross-wing on left extending to late C19 chapel at rear behind small courtyard which is enclosed on right (north) side by a later C19 service wing. Tudor Gothic style. 2 storeys, attic and cellar. Asymmetrical 4-bay east front, bays 1 and 3 gabled, bay 1 a cross-wing, both with 2 storey square bay windows with 5- light windows and overhanging gables on moulded terracotta brackets, moulded brick string courses and quatrefoil panels above first floor windows in the bay windows. Casements with 4-centred arch lights and leaded panes, those in bay 2 and 4 of 2-lights, those in gables witbpolygonal heads with brick hoodmoulds. Similar casements in half-hipped dormers. 4-centred arch doorway in bay 2 with panelled double doors. South elevation: 2 right hand gabled bays treated similarly, but left hand section appears to be later C19 extension with gabled oriel overwide bay. North elevation has gabled bayo left similar to those on east front and later C19 wing projecting on right with 5-bay 4-centred arch and arcade on ground floor and 3-light windows above, the centre in brick oriel. At rear (west) 2 gables on left and chapel on right. with 3 Gothic Y-tracery windows with cusped lights. Interior: Victorian gothic joinery including chimneypieces and large stair case lit by stained glass windows. Plaster relief in hall probably by Ada Palmer. Hall chimneypiece replaces in one illustrated in RCHM. Dining Room has C18 fielded panelling and chimneypiece. Chapel has 1903 memorial :8 fielded panelling and Palmer. stained glass to Ada. Note: Turnours hall was the home from about 1860 - 1914 of Ada Palmer, the sculptress and painter, whose studio 'The Studio' (qv) was a converted barn to the south. Sources: VCH Vol. 4 pp20 and 21. RCHM Vol 2 (1921) pp 49 and 247 (photo).

Listing NGR: TQ4597295722


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Books and journals
An Inventory of Essex Central and South West, (1921), 49
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Essex, (1956), 20-21


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 26 Mar 2007
Reference: IOE01/16435/24
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