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  View of Hall Place, Bexley, London, England   Hall Place, Bexley.

Hall Place, a former Tudor stately home in the London borough of Bexley, is about 2.5 miles south-east of Abbey Wood and about 6 miles south-east of the Thames Barrier. This picture shows the two sections; the 16th century stone part on the left and the 17th century brick part on the right.

 

 

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  View of the front of Hall Place, Bexley, London, England   Hall Place, Bexley.

This view of the front of the Tudor building shows the rather impressive flushwork.

Lesnes Abbey in Abbey Wood a few miles away was derelict by the time Hall Place was being built and stone from that abbey was re-used to build Hall Place.

 

 

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  Photograph of the gardens and the River Cray, Hall Place, Bexley, London, England   Hall Place, Bexley.

The River Cray runs through the grounds of Hall Place and on the other side the vibrant displays of Azaleas can easily be seen. There are a number of footbridges over the river so it easy to cross from one side to the other.

We were here in the middle of May, 2015 and the Azaleas gave an amazing show. Well worth a visit especially as entrance to the gardens is free.

 

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  Photograph of the greenhouse, Hall Place, Bexley, London, England   Hall Place, Bexley.

There is a large greenhouse which is worth a visit and entry is free.

There is a wide range of plants and a small pond.

 

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  Photograph of the Great Hall, Hall Place, Bexley, London, England   Hall Place, Bexley.

The Great Hall, with its Minstrel's Gallery, panelled walls and beamed ceiling, forms the central core of the building.

Although entrance to the gardens is free you'll have to pay to visit the house.

 

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