The entrance facade from a circa 1918 postcard
The garden facade from a 1916 postcard
A circa 1790 engraving of Moulsham Hall, Essex, from "The History and Antiquities of the County of Essex." The statues on the parapet and pediment are those probably today on the lawn at Woodhill.
Built / Designed For: Samuel Charles Carne
House & Family History: Woodhill House was supposedly built by Samuel Charles Carne as an officers' mess during the Napoleonic Wars. Two Samuel Carpenter-designed statues today on the lawn at Woodhill came from Moulsham Hall, where they may have once decorated the parapet and pediment of the now-demolished Essex house (see "Images" section).
Title: Burke's & Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume III: East Anglia
Author: Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David
Year Published: 1981
Reference: pg. 80
Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Grade II
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat / Home of: Samuel Charles Carne, 18th century. Sir Frederic Carne Rasch, 1st Bt., until 1914; Sir Frederic Carne Rasch, 2nd Bt., 1914-63; Sir Richard Guy Carne Rasch, 3rd Bt., 1963-96.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No