Tuesday, 18 August 2015

The Churchgate Hotel - Harlow - Aug 2015

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At the south end of Churchgate Street stands the 16th-century Chantry House, later to become the Churchgate hotel. 

It was built after the Reformation on land that had formed the endowment of John of Staunton's chantry in the parish church. 

It was bought by Alexander Stafford in 1615 and was sold some time after his death in 1652 to Samuel Harrison, whose descendants sold it to J. W. Perry-Watlington in 1855. 

The building, timber-framed and plastered, had a fine doorway and original features, but has been much altered in the 20th century.

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