The ongoing world pandemic of COVID-19 has continued to have a significant impact on the events we run at Copped Hall. The Copped Hall Trust are continuously monitoring the ever changing situation with regard to Coronovirus, our principal objective being the safety and well being of all our visitors and volunteers. Although the vast majority of our events for 2020 were either cancelled or postponed, a tentative programme of events was optimistically put together for 2021 and published with the Friend’s Autumn/Winter Newsletter. Recent events however have already meant that some of the early 2021 events have already had to be cancelled, before we could even advertise them more widely! The events listed on the “What’s On” page remain therefore very tentative and may need to be cancelled at very short notice. It is with regret that our Guided Tour days are currently suspended until further notice….but keep a look out for our Latest News!
Until further notice all events shall be ticketed and may have specific entry times. Tickets should be obtained via Ticketsource or via our Box Office. It is essential to check that the event is still going ahead. If the event is cancelled and you have purchased a ticket, we will notify you and give a full refund (less what Ticketsource require as their admin charge). Please contact our Box Office for the most up to date information, details are on the Buying Tickets page.”
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.
From the M25, junction 26
Follow signs to Loughton (then to Epping). Drive uphill through the forest to the roundabout. Take the first left exit (B1393), passing the garage on the left. In slightly over half a mile, turn left, signposted Upshire. 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.
1. On Line (Our Preferred Option)
Many tickets can be purchased on line:
or by clicking the logo below.
View the event, pay and print your tickets.
Both debit and credit cards may be used.
2. By Phone or by Post
Cheques should be made payable to The Copped Hall Trust and please enclose a SAE and provide a contact number. Tickets will be sent by post.
Please write to, The Box Office, The Stables Courtyard, Copped Hall, Epping, Essex CM16 5HS.
Alternatively please either call Tel. 07749 397932
Please note that tickets cannot be reserved by phone or email as a cheque is required to secure them. We may also be able help with Ticketsource issues.
To enquire about Private Tours or Drawing Classes