Meet At Nayland Village Hall CO6 4JH
By kind permission of the Tendring Hall Estate
In this Repton Anniversary Year this is a very special opportunity to see and explore one of his less accessible commissions. Originally the seat of the Tendring family, it was inherited by the Howards, dukes of Norfolk, in the 15th century, sold on by them to Rivetts in 1571 and by their heirs to the Williams family in the mid-17th century. It was sold again to the Rowley family in 1750, and they still own it. A new house (sadly demolished in 1955) designed by Sir John Soane was built for Admiral Sir Joshua and his son, Sir William Rowley, who commissioned a Red Book from Repton in 1791. As well as the Repton work, the park still contains remnants of earlier work, including a fine garden canal created before 1723 for Sir John Williams.
The Morning will cover :
10.15 Tea and coffee on arrival in Nayland Village Hall.
10.45 Presentation by Edward Martin on the gardens and park of Tendring Hall.
11.30 Move off to Tendring Hall for a guided walk through the park, ending at about 13.30
The tour will involve a fair amount of walking, some of which will be over uneven ground, so care must be taken walking round and sturdy footwear and clothing are a must.
Members £5 Members Guests £7.50
Nayland is in the Stour Valley, on the Suffolk/Essex border, just off the A134 Sudbury to Colchester road. The Village Hall is in Church Lane (post code CO6 4JH), just off the High Street and close to the village centre. Head for the spire of Nayland church and when you get close the entrance to Church Lane is a narrowish opening (on your left if you are approaching from the north) next to a tall telegraph pole and nearly opposite a white house with a banner-like sign projecting from its wall. Church Lane is narrow, but it leads to a modern Village Hall with ample parking