SOUTHCHURCH HALL

Southchurch Hall

WHERE

work Southchurch Hall Gardens, Southchurch Hall Close, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2TE

TELEPHONE

work01702 467671

WEBSITE

www.southendmuseums.co.uk

EMAIL

museums@southend.gov.uk

Southchurch Hall is Grade I Listed Medieval moated house located in Southchurch. The Hall was home to farming families until the 1920s.

The current hall was built c.1321 – 1364, and has a Tudor and a 1930s extension. The Great Hall is still presented in its 14th Century form. At this time, the Great Hall would have had a central fireplace and original smoke-blackened timbers can still be seen in the roof (although much of the roof was replaced in the 1930s restoration). At the end of the Great Hall is the cross-wing, housing the North and South Solars. These rooms reflect changing fashions for more intimate rooms; the South Solar is a late 16th or early 17th Century extension.











The hall probably stands on the site of a much earlier Saxon hall. The land on which it stands was given to the monks of Canterbury in 823AD and the tenants of the hall subsequently inherited the family name "de Southchurch". This custom survived until the death of Peter de Southchurch in 1309.

Please check our website or social media channels (@southendmuseums) before travelling for opening times and current event information.

OPENING TIMES

  • Sat 10:00 - 14:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 14:00
  • Bank Hol 10:00 - 14:00