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Valentines Mansion front entrance
Valentines Mansion viewed from the rear

Valentines Mansion is situated within Valentines Park in Ilford, Redbridge.



Valentines Mansion is a listed Grade II* on the National Heritage List for England[1][2] and was on the Buildings at Risk Register[3] until 2009. It has undergone an extensive refurbishment financed by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the London Borough of Redbridge.

The Mansion is set in an 18th-century formal garden which is Grade II listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.[4]


Valentines Mansion was built in 1696[5] for Lady Tillotson, the widow of John Tillotson, Archbishop of Canterbury.[6] For twenty years until around 1780 it was the home of Sir Charles Raymond and his family.[7] He had considerable interests in the East India Company as a ship owner and later became a banker. The house remained a family house until Sarah Ingleby, its last inhabitant, died on 3 January 1906. It became the property of Ilford Borough Council in 1912[8] and was used as council offices until 1994. It is owned by the London Borough of Redbridge and operated by Vision (Redbridge Culture and Leisure) Ltd, a local charitable Trust, on behalf of the Council.

Nearby Tube StationsEdit

  • Gants Hill is a five-minute walk from the Mansion.

Nearby Mainline Railway StationsEdit


  1. ^ Historic England, "Valentines Mansion (1081014)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 12 September 2017 
  2. ^ Images of England entry accessed 21 Jan 2008
  3. ^ Heritage at Risk: Valentines
  4. ^ Historic England, "Valentines Park (1000843)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 12 September 2017 
  5. ^ A Potted History of Ilford 1997 Norman Gunby ISBN 0-9515832-2-0
  6. ^ Ilford Past and Present 1901 George E Tasker. Republished by Redbridge Libraries in 1992 as ISBN 0-901616-05-2
  7. ^ Gray, Imogen P. Clues in Fiction: An Essex Couple's Secret Ties. The Alderton Press 2017 ISBN 9781905269211
  8. ^

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