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image for Historic House item typeIngatestone Hall

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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Historic House, £2-£7

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Ingatestone Hall

Ingatestone Hall

Address

Hall Lane,
Ingatestone,
Essex,
CM4 9NR

Details

16th Century manor house built by Sir William Petre, Secretary of State to four Tudor monarchs, and still occupied by his descendants. The house substantially retains its original form and appearance (including 2 priests hiding places) and contains furniture, pictures and memorabilia accumulated over the centuries.

The Hall stands in open countryside, one mile from the village of Ingatestone and substantially retains its original Tudor form and appearance with its mullioned windows, high chimneys, crow-step gables and oak-panelled rooms and is surrounded by ten acres of enclosed gardens comprising extensive lawns, walled garden and stew pond.

Enjoy an afternoon at Ingatestone Hall touring the eight principal rooms containing paintings, furniture and memorabilia accumulated over the centuries and wander in the ten acres of gardens.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

No photography in house. Suitablity for the Disabled: Partial. WCs. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only.

Opening details

Open Wednesday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Afternoons from Easter to the End of September

Prices

Adult £7.00, Child £3.00 (under 5yrs Free), Conc. £6.00. (Groups of 20+ booked in advance: Adult £6.00, Child £2.00, Conc. £5.00.)

Location

Directions

Plan route to Ingatestone Hall using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TQ 654985  Lat: 51.66156 Long: 0.39034

By Road:
A12 to Ingatestone village. From the London end of the High Street, take Station Lane. Go over the level crossing and continue for 0.5 mile. Designated parking is about 200 yards from the house.

By Public Transport:
From Ingatestone station it is 0.75 miles to Ingatestone Hall.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

No photography in house. Suitablity for the Disabled: Partial. WCs. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis grass
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair

Notes

  • It is a Tudor House with the limitations that that imposes. The House is some 200m from the main entrance and car park. By arrangement cars can come up the drive to drop off passengers. Within the house there are many changes in level and ill lit and poor contrasting areas.