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Brief description of site

Copped Hall has the remains of mid-18th and late-19th-century gardens set within approximately 142 hectares of 16th- and 18th-century park and woodland.

Brief history of site

The park at Copped Hall was licensed in 1293. When Sir Thomas Heneage was granted the manor in 1564 by Queen Elizabeth the hall buildings were in a dilapidated condition and he rebuilt it on the same site incorporating part of the earlier building. John Conyers inherited the site in 1742. He was connected by marriage to Sir Roger Newdigate who in the mid-1740s drew detailed drawings of the old hall and provided ideas for garden improvement. Work in the grounds began in 1745 and building work on a new house, on a slightly different site from the old one, started in 1752 and was completed in 1758.

Location information:

Address: Copped Hall, Crown Hill, Epping, Essex, CM16 5HH

Locality: Epping

Local Authorities:

Essex; Epping Forest; Epping Upland

Historical County: Essex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 167 Grid Ref: TL433016
Latitude: 51.6949 Longitude: 0.0719604

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Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: After 1293

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Part: ground/below ground level remains

Site Size (Hectares): 142

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