Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge

Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge is a Grade II* listed former hunting lodge, now a museum, on the edge of Epping Forest, at 8 Rangers Road, Chingford, London E4,[1] in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, near Greater London's boundary with Essex.

Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge
Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge exterior.JPG
Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge is located in London Borough of Waltham Forest
Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge
Location of lodge in Waltham Forest
General information
TypeFormer hunting lodge, now a museum
Town or cityChingford
London, E4
CountryEngland
Coordinates51°38′04″N 0°01′03″E / 51.634463°N 0.017492°E / 51.634463; 0.017492Coordinates: 51°38′04″N 0°01′03″E / 51.634463°N 0.017492°E / 51.634463; 0.017492
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official nameQueen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge
Designated28 June 1954
Reference no.1293481

HistoryEdit

In 1542, Henry VIII commissioned the building, then known as Great Standing, from which to view the deer chase at Chingford; it was completed in 1543.[2] The building was renovated in 1589 for Queen Elizabeth I. The former lodge, now a three-storey building, has been extensively restored[1] and is now a museum, which has been managed by the City of London Corporation since 1960.[2] Admission is free.

There is a smaller hunting lodge, "The Little Standing", about a mile away in Loughton, part of the Warren, the Epping Forest HQ.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Historic England (28 June 1954), "Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge (1293481)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 5 September 2014
  2. ^ a b "Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge". Historic buildings. City of London Corporation. Retrieved 4 August 2016.

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