Spains Hall, Braintree, England
Record Id: 3026
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Spains Hall has a 16th-century walled garden with a 19th-century formal garden in parkland originally of 17 hectares. The house and gardens are now used as a hotel.
Brief history of site
Spains Hall in its present form was built in about 1585 by William Kempe, who also created walled gardens to the east of the Hall within which he built a banqueting house and a small park. Repairs, alterations and development were undertaken from 1795, and in 1807 Humphry Repton was commissioned. Herbaceous borders, flower gardens and a pergola were added in the late-19th and early-20th century. Few changes have been made to the landscape during the 20th century, although the gardens have been simplified.
Address: Spains Hall, Finchingfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7 4NJ
Essex; Braintree; Finchingfield
Historical County: Essex
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||167||Grid Ref:||TL603064|
Opening contact details:
The site is a wedding venue.
Form of site: landscape park
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: house
Main period of development: Early 19th century
Site Size (Hectares): 17