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Notice: Rainham Hall is currently closed for a major restoration project and will open in autumn 2015.
A secret little known, until now…
Rainham Hall is a charming and remarkably fine example of a Queen Anne house, built in 1729 by an enterprising merchant and ship’s captain, John Harle.
The hall and its cluster of associated buildings were a focal point for his trading activities, which were a factor in the development of Rainham Village in the 18th century. It is a rare surviving witness of the river trade which forms an important part of local and regional history.
The hall is nestled in the heart of Rainham village on the far eastern fringes of London. Surrounded by a contrasting landscape of big skies, wild marshland and thriving industry, Rainham Hall has been quietly biding its time. Now, with the generous support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and grant funders, we're working on an exciting project to restore and open up this hidden piece of London’s history. Find out more about the project.
Our volunteer team support Rainham Hall in a variety of ways, from gardening to conservation. We'll be looking for even more enthusiastic people to join us just prior to our opening later in the year.
Work on the Stableblock roof has now been completed.