Gidea Hall, Essex

Historical Description

Gidea Hall, formerly the seat of the Blake family, in Essex, half a mile NE of Romford. It superseded a previous mansion which belonged to the Cookes, and which was visited in 1568 by Queen Elizabeth, and in 1638 by Mary de Medici.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5