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Address: Park Lane | Southchurch Hall Gardens, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2TE, England
Phone Number: 01702 467671
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description:

A stunning Grade 1 listed moated, medieval manor house is just a short walk...

A stunning Grade 1 listed moated, medieval manor house is just a short walk from Southend on Sea's busy seafront and High Street. The house, gardens and archaeology are captured in time. Stop by the gift shop for a hot drink and a snack before exploring the gardens and feeding the ducks.

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A stroll around the park

Not a huge park but interesting. A duck pond with some huge Koi carp and about a dozen large Terrapins. A Medieval moated house that is open to the public with period rooms on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Paul S
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely settings, nice little walk with pleanty of ducks. historic building where many of people have had weddings makes lovely pictures.

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Thank Rob A
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a huge park but interesting. A duck pond with some huge Koi carp and about a dozen large Terrapins. A Medieval moated house that is open to the public with period rooms on display.

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Thank Paul S
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Nice venue for wedding, attractive grounds for photos, registrar was very pleasant and personable, we were not rushed, all in all a great venue.

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Thank SuffolkDalesman
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Southchurch Hall is a nice interesting little place to visit, I will have to go again when the upstairs part reopens.

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Thank Martyn S
London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

we live near this hall/park and yet don't visit it often because the park is always dirty and uncared for, with the ponds always full of rubbish and layers of scum, indeed we feel sorry for the ducks and terrapins, also drug addicts and homeless people are always hanging around. not a place to be proud of.

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Thank thenumberthree
SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at Southchurch Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We will pass your comments to our colleagues in the Parks Department who care for the Southchurch Hall Gardens. Kind regards, Promotion & Events Team Southend Libraries & Museums More 

Essex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Was married here. Lovely place. Lovely place. Free and quaint and a piece of history in a busy town. Worth a visit by anyone.

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Thank IamHanuman
SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at Southchurch Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are so glad you have happy memories of Southchurch Hall, it is indeed a lovely place to get married. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Promotion & Events Team Southend Libraries & Museums More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a very small but interesting museum set in a small park with a lake. The moat could do with some attention which apparently is in the control of Southend Council. The Museum consists of three rooms. A kitchen which is decorated as it would gave been in Tudor times. You go into the main Hall which would have... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is FREE which is amazing. Its small but it is lovely grounds with ducks and geese and a lovely herb garden set in the tudor style. It has a gift shop and toilets in the grounds. Sometimes they have a day where they reenact History and you have someone as Henry VIII there and there might be someone with... More 

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Thank Julie B
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

the park can be entered by numerous gate, the duck ponds are really lovely, the old hall can be visited it shows how we really used to live,it is a well laid out park with plenty of seating

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

went with a school trip, the children and adults loved it. I learnt more about the town that i have lived in for the last 70 years than i thought possible. ideal for school trips as well as single visitors

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Thank UkGeorgina

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