NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHTS - DECEMBER 2020

Pitsea Hall - Cromwell Manor

Pitsea Hall now known as Cromwell Manor is a grade II listed building.

It is a 16-17th century timber-framed and plastered house altered in the 19 and 20 centuries. The south front was re-fronted in the 19th century in yellow brick and has 2 large 20th century semi-circular 2 storeyed bays added. The north front is jettied on the upper storey on a molded bressummer. The ground storey has exposed timber-framing with brick nogging and there are 2 original window openings with molded mullions (blocked). 2 storey’s. The windows generally on the south front are double-hung sashes with glazing bars in the upper sashes Between the bays there is a 19th century doorcase with a cornice on console brackets.

The north front has 3 window range, doublehung sashes with glazing bars and square, stucco molded hood. The outer windows are 3-light. At the west end a wing extends to the north with 1 window range. (3-light). Roof tiled, with 5 gabled dormers on the south front.

It has been renamed Cromwell Manor, possibly due to the fact that a Cromwellian Helmet was found in the grounds.

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It now hosts a range of events from weddings, civil ceremonies, and banquets to birthdays and anniversaries. From 8 acres of landscaped gardens which are offers stunning views across the Essex countryside, which forms the perfect backdrop to any occasion.