The Marriage Feast Room, Matching, Essex

The Marriage Feast Room, Matching, Essex
Photograph taken 24 November 2000 © Mr David M Betts. Source Historic England Archive ref: 118144

This building built as a public hall in the 15th/16th century. A notice displayed at the entrance states that the building was built by William Chimney in 1480, but the source of this information has not been traced. Morant wrote in 1768: 'A house, close to the church yard, said to be built by one - Chimney, was designed for the entertainment of poor people on their wedding day. It seems to be very ancient, but ruinous'. In the tithe award of 1843 this building was described as 2 tenements with gardens, belonging to the parish of Matching.


Essex Matching


Tudor (1485 - 1602)


hall public poor celebration Tudor (1485 - 1602)