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Sunday, July 08, 2018

Ingatestone Hall

I decided I really ought to go somewhere different and took my annual visit to 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.

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