Burr Hall

Runwell Road, Runwell.

The date at which this picture was taken is unknown, but we are sure that someone can fill in the history of this house for us.

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  • It would appear that by 1939 Percy S Anderson had moved to nearby Rayleigh, Essex, with his family. Name: Percy S Anderson
    Marital Status: Married
    Birth Date: 22 Aug 1880
    Residence Date: 1939
    Address: Three Dormers, Rayleigh, Essex,
    Occupation: Bank Official (Retired)
    Spouse: Ethel W Anderson
    Children: Peter Anderson (ordinary seaman) and Jean V Anderson

    By Jacqueline Oldman (19/09/2023)
  • There used to be three or four cannons and heaps of cannon balls alongside each gun. I do not know when they were moved away. Might have been in the 1960s/70s.

    By David De`Ath (18/03/2022)
  • I went to school with Howard Goff. We used to sit on the beams in the hall whilst he played their grand piano
    Beautiful place. Remember they needed a book under the bed leg to level the bed up.

    By Andrew Mackechnie (23/09/2020)
  • A friend of mine, Howard Gough, lived there with his parents and sister early 70s and 80s.
    His father was an architect.
    Beautiful house.
    I remember he said there was no priest hide or tunnel.

    By Kim went (29/05/2020)
  • My great uncle, Percy Stacey Anderson lived here in 1937 according to Kelly’s directories, Essex. Do you know whether several people lived here in that time or was it a family home? His wife was Ethel Anderson who died in 1980 registered in Colchester. Their children were Peter and Betty.

    By R Casserley (14/05/2020)
  • I visited this house in 2017. What a wonderful place! Still looks true to the original, but with a modern extension underway it will be a fantastic home!

    By Mark (30/01/2017)
  • I have been in Burr Hall and was shown a large paving slab in the front room. Is this the supposed tunnel to Runwell Church, as an escape during the religous wars, I wonder?

    By bobcroot (26/11/2016)
  • I live there today and it is still just as you describe. I love hearing from people who visited or knew anything about previous occupiers!! If anyone has any other pictures or memories of the old place would love to see/hear them.



    By Steve N (19/06/2015)
  • With my mother, Anne Taylor, I used to visit a woman and her daughter who lived on the upper floor of this wonderful old house. The rooms gave on to a gallery and the staircase was in the middle of the hall. It was such an exciting and romantic place for a child to visit in the late 1940s.

    By Lorraine Taylor (09/03/2015)

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