DiCamillo Companion
England

Loughton Hall

  • Earlier Houses: An earlier house on the site was replaced by current late 19th century Queen Anne style house.

    Built / Designed For: The Rev. J.W. Maitland

    House & Family History: Loughton was owned by Mary Tudor two months before she became Queen Mary of England in 1553. The House came into the ownership of the Wroth family in 1578, who remained seated here until 1738. Sir Robert Wroth and his wife, Lady Mary Wroth, entertained many of the great literary figures of the day, including Ben Jonson, at Loughton. The House has also hosted many royal visits, including Queen Elizabeth in 1561 and 1578, and King James I in 1605. All of this occurred at the earlier house, which was replaced in 1878 by the current house, erected by J.W. Maitland.

  • Title: Burke's and Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume III: East Anglia
    Author: Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David
    Year Published: 1981
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110351
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Mary Tudor, later Queen Mary I, 16th century. Wroth family, 1578-1738. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: The Rev. J.W. Maitland, late 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Hospital / Care Home / Recovery Center

    Ownership Details: Today Loughton Hall Care Home, part of the Veecare network.

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 02085-020-772

    Email: manager@loughtonhall.co.uk

    Website: http://www.veecare.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No