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Garden front showing the hall’s three gables and balcony above the bay to the right
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Chigwell Hall is a Grade II listed[1] manor house in Chigwell, Essex, designed by Richard Norman Shaw, his only house in Essex.[2] It was completed in 1896 for Alfred Savill, founder of the Savill’s estate agency,[3] and has been owned by the Metropolitan Police Service since 1967, serving as its sports and social club.[4] The house is also used for business functions and weddings.

Chigwell is a large two-storey red brick house with attics, built to a square floor plan with a service range to the west. The hipped roof with bargeboards and weatherboarding is tiled.[1]

The architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner describes the house as “especially good, surprising in its freshness and looking as it might well [had it been built] twenty-five years later”.[3]



Bettley, J., & Pevsner, N. (2007). Essex. Yale University Press.
Watson, J. A. F. (1977). Savills: A Family and a Firm, 1652–1977. Hutchinson Benham.