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. As a result our programme of events may need to change at short notice, including the cancellation of events.
11th to 12th July – Archaeology Taster Weekend cancelled
18th to 19th July – Archaeology Taster Weekend cancelled
25th to 26th July – Archaeology Taster Weekend cancelled
19th July – Extended Guided Tour cancelled
25th July – Craig Ogden concert cancelled
29th July – Arbutus Music cancelled
8th August – New Orleans Jazz cancelled
16th August - Monthly Guided Tour cancelled
Due to the situation regarding Coronavirus, it has been reluctantly decided to cancel these events. All those that have previously purchased tickets have been contacted.
POSTPONED. Ticket money can be refunded for postponed events although we are finding that most are happy for us to retain monies until the event is re-scheduled. If the new dat does not suite then we are happy to refund the ticket price. Some people have said to that to help during this difficult time, simply keep the ticket money as a donation. If that is your wish, then you need to do nothing and Ticketsource will release your payment to us immediately after the event takes place on the revised date.
5 May – Drawing Class
10 May – The Alan Cox Lecture – The Last Year at Copped Hall
2 June - Drawing Class
13 June - Circle Dance
The Alan Cox lecture – The Last Year in Copped Hall – the new date for this important event is 1st November 2020.
EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE OPENING OF THE GARDENS
FOR THE FRIENDS OF THE COPPED HALL TRUST
As the lockdown eases the Copped Hall Trust wants to trial opening up the gardens again. So on Sunday 5th July between 2.00pm and 4.00pm "Friends of the Copped Hall Trust" are being offered the special opportunity of attending a private “Friends-only” Garden Afternoon. This Garden Afternoon will be strictly limited to existing single or joint members of the "Friends of the Copped Hall Trust" and their children under 16 but will not extend to other visitors whom you may have ordinarily wished to bring along. Precautions will be in place to respect social distancing. If the afternoon proves successful, the Trust will also consider the opening of the August Garden Afternoon. You MUST bring along your membership card and show it at the gates, otherwise you won't be allowed in. Entry will be FREE, but because we have had no income for most of this year, we would welcome donations in the tins and buckets that will be provided. Without income, the wonderful work done by the Trust both in the Mansion and the Gardens becomes much more difficult. Since our card readers may not be working, please remember to bring cash or cheques. To respect social distancing the Mansion will only be open to allow access to the lavatories. Plants and produce will be on sale in the gardens. Refreshments will be available including hot drinks and individually wrapped cakes and biscuits. There will also be the opportunity to buy pre-wrapped scones, biscuits, cakes and jams to take home with you but by all means bring picnics if you wish. However please take all rubbish home with you. The Gardens close at 5.00 pm"
We are very pleased to announce that the Copped Hall Spring Newsletter has now been published.
So that Friend’s membership fees are targeted towards our restoration projects, we minimise our administrative costs as much as possible. Our newsletters are normally enveloped, addressed and hand delivered where possible, by our volunteers. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on this approach and this is not possible at this time.
As valued supporters of the Trust we are, however, providing our Friends with an interim solution where they can access an electronic version of the Newsletter. Friends will be contacted by E-Bulletin about how to do this. In due course, their own paper copy will be delivered as usual.
Thank you for your continued support at this most difficult of times.
Have you ever been to Copped Hall? Can you imagine what Copped Hall is like during our Lockdown in 2020? Do you think some people that have lived at Copped Hall in the last 1000 years, appear again when there are no visitors to the house? Can you write a story about what happens there?
We havve a story writing competition that is open to school children in school years, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Keystage 3 and Keystage 4.
The title is: "A Day During Lockdown 2020 at Copped Hall".
You can write in any style: a play, a poem, perhaps a narrated story in the first or third person, a storyboard for a film etc. You should illustrate your story with images from our website, or from your own collection or any other on-line sources.
The best stories will be featured in our website and the winners will be invited for a private tour of Copped Hall, where you can learn all about the history of this special place.
We really look forward to seeing what you can do.
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.
Tickets for Concerts, Theatre and Other Events
Tickets for Study Days Only
Write to Jan Warne, 31 Monkhams Lane, Woodford Green, IG8 0NJ
Please note that tickets cannot be reserved by phone or email as a cheque is required to secure them.
Tickets for Drawing Classes
Write to Alan Cox, 112 Torriano Avenue, London NW5 2SD
To enquire about Private Tours
Call Alan Cox