COPPED HALL is a fine Georgian mansion that is currently under restoration. It is superbly sited on a ridge overlooking its landscaped parkland. The mansion and gardens are situated on a site of ancient human habitation. Many important buildings, from the Medieval, Tudor and Elizabethan eras were demolished prior to the present mansion being built and enlarged by the Victorians.
From 1986-1995 a campaign was successfully fought by a committee comprised of representatives of local conservation societies against repeated large scale aggressive development proposals for the mansion and parkland. Three of these individuals set up the Copped Hall Trust which finally saved the mansion and gardens by purchasing them in 1995. The Corporation of London had already saved the surrounding parkland in 1992. The aim of the Trust is to permanently protect the site, carefully restore Copped Hall and its gardens for educational, cultural and community benefit. Copped Hall and its gardens are STRICTLY PRIVATE, open only for advertised events.
The only access to Copped Hall is via the white 18th century gates on Crown Hill (Upshire Road). The gates are the first turning on the right, when approaching from Epping, on the B1393 and they will be staffed when Copped Hall is open. The lodges are privately owned and it is essential not to disturb the lodge owners for access.
The postcode for entry on Satnav is CM16 5HR.
The continuing restoration of the Georgian Mansion is to its 1758 condition. The site also consists of some 20 acres of undulating gardens and four acres of sloping walled garden. They have been rescued by the Trust from complete dereliction, because of this, both the Mansion and the Gardens provide a challenge to provide universal access to all.
As a result, at this time, a number of areas in the Mansion and Gardens are not suitable for those with severe disabilities. It is therefore strongly recommended that visitors that are in any doubt as the suitability of a visit, particularly with regard to the location of a ticketed event, should contact the Trust or Copped Hall Box Office.
Friends of the Copped Hall Trust, children under 16 years and necessary carers have free entry for Guided Tours, Garden Afternoons (including Easter Sunday), Open Days and Apple Day. On occasions dogs are welcome in the grounds but must be kept on leads. Dogs are NOT allowed in the Mansion at any time.
Sat Nav Post Code: CM16 5HR
What Three Words: stow.crab.record
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES CONTACT THE LODGE OWNERS FOR ACCESS
From the M25, junction 26
Follow signs to Loughton (then to Epping). Drive uphill through the forest to the roundabout. with Miller and Carter Steakhouse on the left. Take the first left exit (B1393), passing the SHELL garage on the left. In slightly over half a mile, turn left. After a few hundred yards you will see on the right the entrance gates and gate houses to Copped Hall.
From Woodford and Loughton
Drive to the Miller and Carter roundabout, follow signs to Epping (B1393) passing the restaurant and the Shell garage on your left, in slightly over half a mile, turn left. After a few hundred yards you will see on the right, the entrance gates and gate houses to Copped Hall.
From Harlow and the M11
Follow signs to Epping for approximately 5 miles. Through Epping, after passing the Bell Hotel on your right, in slightly over a mile turn right. After a few hundred yards you will see on the right the entrance gates and gate houses to Copped Hall.
From North Weald. Drive to Epping
Through Epping, after passing the Bell Hotel on your right, in slightly over a mile turn right. After a few hundred yards you will see on the right the entrance gates and gate houses to Copped Hall.
Note: the gates are electrically operated and require a code number to enter but open automatically when leaving. These gates are manned when Copped Hall is open for events etc. Do not disturb the gate house owners for access.
MONTHLY GUIDED TOURS
Third Sunday of the month * (excluding December)
Tours start from 10.00am and entry gates close at 11.00am.
Cost £10.00. Free for children under 16 and necessary carers.
The tours last about 2 hours 30 min - 3 hours and cover the whole of the gardens, part of the mansion, the cellars and the stables. The price includes guided tours of the mansion and gardens.
Sundays: 24 May and 30 August 2020
Gates open 11.00am – 4.00pm
Cost £10 per person. Friends of Copped Hall (on production of membership card) and Children under 16 and necessary carers – Free.
There will be access to the whole of the gardens, parts of the mansion (with room stewart present), the cellars and the stables. Tea, coffee, home-made cakes available, ase well as bar selling alcoholic drinks. There are stalls and exhibitions, home-made and home-grown produce for sale and the Trust shop will be open.
Private tours of the house and grounds are welcome on weekdays and Sundays provided they do not clash with other events. Your party should have at least 20 people. Larger groups may be divided, each group having their own knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide.
The cost will be £15.00 each person which includes tea or coffee and homemade cakes. A £50.00 deposit will be needed to secure the date.
To book your tour please contact:
The Copped Hall Trust
The Stables Courtyard
Crown Hill, Epping CM16 5HS.
To enquire about private tours contact:
Tel: 07799 473108
A wide range of events are held at Copped Hall throughout the year, ranging from Study days, Shakespearian Plays and Furniture Restoration to Astronomy classes, Classical Guitar and much, much more. Please see the "What’s On" pages.
Tickets can be purchased on line via:
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To enquire about Private Tours or Drawing Classes
HARK THE HERALD ANGELS – CAROLS AT COPPED HALL
We are delighted to announce our eagerly awaited Carol Concert Programme. We have a full season of Carol Concerts this year, featuring the Chingford Ladies Inspirational Choir, the Crofton Singers, the Harlow Chorus and the Writtle Singers. These concerts will be held over the weekends of 2nd and 3rd of December and 9th and 10th of December. Tickets are now available via Ticketsource. Just click the link below, go to the Buy Tickets page here or, for more details, go to the What's On page where full details are available. Don't delay. Tickets for these popular events will be selling fast.
FAMILY APPLE DAY – 8 October 2023
Apple Day is back at Copped Hall! Come and join us for our popular celebration of the apple. Tickets are now on sale via Ticketsource. Tickets bought in advance online are cheaper than tickets bought on the day at the entry point. Online sales close at 10.00pm the night before the event. Cash and cards are accepted on the day. Please see details of the day on our "What's On" page.
BUYING TICKIETS ONLINE
For a limited number of Copped Hall events you are able to purchase entry tickets either online or on the day at the entry point. Please see the "More Info" pages for the event to see if this is applicable. Please note that for those events, tickets bought online are cheaper than than tickets bought on the day. Online sales close at 10.00pm the night before the event. Cash and Cards are accepted for tickets bought on the day.
A LANDMARK CONSERVATION EVENT – RESCUING A RUIN
On 21st October 2023, a high profile study day will take place, exploring the complexity and success of the Copped Hall campaign and project. It will not only feature Alan Cox, Chairman of the Copped Hall Trust but also welcome other speakers who have been involved with likeminded campaigns to save forgotten or lost heritage; Will Palin, CEO at Bart's Heritage and the writer, architectural historian and broadcaster Dan Cruikshank. Please see the the What's On pages for more detail. The early booking of tickets is highly recommended
A REMINDER ABOUT DOGS AT COPPED HALL
A little reminder about bringing your dog to Copped Hall. Well behaved dogs are welcome in the grounds at Copped Hall providing they are always kept on a short lead. Dogs however are NOT allowed inside the Mansion and ONLY formally trained assistance dogs are allowed in the Racquets Court, where our refreshments are served. Dog waste bins are located in the gardens.
DID YOU MISS "THE BIG HELP OUT"?
INTERESTED IN HAVING A TALK ABOUT COPPED HALL?
Copped Hall is the perfect location for your Car Club to come on a visit. As well as exhibiting your cars against the background of the mansion and gardens, you and your guests can explore this historical site with a guide. Click on the title to understand the possibilities.