Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Ingatestone Hall

William Petre bought the manor of Ingatestone after the dissolution of the monastries and commissioned the building of the current house. Elizabeth I spent several nights here in 1561. The family were Catholic resucants and befriended the composer William Byrd who composed music to be sung at their private chapels.

It houses what's left of the Petre family picture collection ater the fire in the 19th century at the family's other house the palladian Thorndon Hall.

1 comment:

Midmarsh John said...

Looks a lovely place to explore.