Orford House in the small medieval hamlet of Ugley, Essex, England, was the main residence of the former Orford House Estate. Construction started on the house in 1706, and was originally commissioned by Edward Russell First Lord of the Admiralty under King William III. It is a Grade II* listed building and an excellent example of a William and Mary period manor house.
For many years the site was used as a home for those with mental handicaps and learning difficulties.
At the beginning of 2008 the refurbishment of Orford Hall and its clock-towered neighbour, Admiralty House, began. By the spring of 2009 this stunning building will have been fully restored and updated.
The current Orford Estate consists of four unique properties including the two refurbishments stated above, as well as two barn conversions.
- Profile at British Listed Buildings retrieved 5 January 2013
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