Ingatestone HallEdit profile
Ingatestone Hall is a sixteenth century manor house in Essex, England. It was built by Sir William Petre, and his descendants live in the House to this day. Queen Elizabeth I of England spent several nights at the hall on her royal progress of 1561. The Hall has two priest holes. Among the priests to have been at the hall was St. John Payne who was executed in 1582. Ingatestone Hall is open to the public. It represented the exterior of Bleak House in the 2005 television adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel, and also appeared in an episode of the TV series Lovejoy .