Ingatestone Hall

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are major building remains

NameIngatestone Hall
Alternative NamesIngat Stone alias Ging ad Petram; Inge Petre Hall
Historic CountryEssex
Modern AuthorityEssex
1974 AuthorityEssex
Civil ParishIngatestone And Fryerning

The remaining part of a large brick courtyard house built or rebuilt by Sir William Petre between the years 1539 and 1566. In C18 the gatehouse and stable buildings were rebuilt. Between 1799 and 1819 the west range containing the Great Hall was demolished leaving the courtyard open. A few small additions were made to the existing building in the 18th and 19th century. In the C20 there has been a considerable amount of restoration. (PastScape–ref. listing report)

Gatehouse Comments

In 1551 a licence to crenellate was issued but this will, as was generally the case certainly with later licences, resulted in decorative crenellations showing the builder had sufficient royal connection to get the licence.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law

Historic England Scheduled Monument Number
Historic England Listed Building number(s)
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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTQ654985
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  • Cooper, Nicholas, 1999, Houses of the Gentry, 1480-1680 (Yale University Press) p. 321
  • Pevsner, N. (Revised by Radcliffe, Enid), 1965, Buildings of England: Derbyshire (London, Penguin) p. 251
  • RCHME, 1921, An inventory of the historical monuments in Essex Vol. 2 (central and south-west) p. 139-141 no. 3 (plan) online transcription

Primary Sources

  • 1926, Calendar of Patent Rolls Edward VI (1550-53) Vol. 4 p. 110 online copy