Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Kingsmoor House - Harlow - May 2011

Kingsmoor House is a Grade II* listed 18th century coach house with 19th century additions

In 2006 planning permission was granted to convert the building into 9 apartments, but this has never happened and now the place is slowly decaying

Taken from "The History of Harlow (H.D.C. 1969)
It was at this time, about the middle of the 18th century, that a new property at Parndon came into prominence. Kingsmoor House was never a manor and it's origin is obscure,
but by the 18th century it had become a considerable residence with well disposed grounds, standing on a light elevation above the common.
Here was the home of the Risden family, and of a branch of the Houblon family. It was later purchased by Mr Todhunter who is commemorated in the stained glass windows in St Mary's Church (Gt Parndon).
Later it was used as a private school.

 Kingsmoor House in 1970, it was owned by Harlow Council and held various clubs and community classes including a pre school.

 Up the narrower stairs to the attic and the servants quarters