Date(s) - Friday, 1 July 2022
10:15 am - 1:00 pm
This National Trust house has benefited from a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to open up the house and gardens, previously let to tenants. The hall was built in 1729 for the sea-captain, John Harle, a fine example of the suburban house built for this successful merchant who owned the nearby Rainham Wharf. Its well-preserved interiors owe much to Colonel Mulliner who restored the house and gave it to the National Trust and Anthony Denney, the flamboyant House & Garden and Vogue photographer who was the Trust’s tenant in the 1960s and on whom there is a current exhibition. The hall is next to a 12th century church which I hope will be open.
Time: 11.00 am at Rainham Hall. Please see travel arrangements for suggested meeting time.
Cost: Free to National Trust members (remember to bring membership cards) and £5 per person for non-members, payable by card only at Rainham Hall.
Travel: Meet 10.15 at Fenchurch Street Station concourse whence (on current times) there is a train at 10.27 arriving at Rainham Station, close to the hall, in time for the 11.00 visit. There is a café at the hall. Any change in the CTC timetable will be notified to those who sign up.
Booking: Please click here for the booking form (which you will have to print) or send your name, telephone contact details and membership number to Pam Lewis, 72 Abercorn Road, London NW7 1JT. Bookings by 24 June. Please say if you wish to take another route to Rainham Hall and not join the group at Fenchurch Street. If over-subscribed places will be allocated in order of date of receipt of application.