Poplars Hall, Brentwood, Essex

Poplars Hall, Brentwood, Essex
Photograph taken 21 August 2002 © Mr David Batterbury. Source Historic England Archive ref: 373526

The building was originally the boy's dining hall at Hutton Residential School. It was built in in 1906 by the architects Holman and Goodram. It was part of a very large complex comprising twin schools for boys and girls. It was conceived as a residential village for deprived children from east London. The leading guardian was George Lansbury, a social reformer. For the children at Hutton Poplars school his policy was that they should have 'decent treatment and hang the rates'. The hall was restored in 1990-1 and now is a reception hall.

Location

Essex Brentwood

Period

Edwardian (1902 - 1913)

Tags

education social welfare school Edwardian (1902 - 1913)