Edward Hammond Bentall
Bentall was the son of William Bentall, of Goldhanger, Essex, and his wife Mary Hammond, daughter of Edward Hammond, of Sible Hedingham, Essex. His father was a ploughmaker who developed a business making agricultural implements. Bentall was educated at private schools at Maldon and Brentwood and at the age of 22 went into his father's business as an engineer. He grew the business at the works at Heybridge, Maldon, Essex and in 1839 established the company as E H Bentall & Co. He was captain commanding the 1st Essex Engineer Volunteers.
In 1873 Bentall built a large Italianate house called The Towers at the corner of Goldhanger Road and Colchester Road at Heybridge. The house pioneered concrete block construction and was built with ducted air heating and no fireplaces, although some were added later. The house was demolished in the 1950s Bentall died at the age of 84.
- Its About Maldon - E H Bentall & Co
- Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1870
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Lacey, Patrick: Maldon And Heybridge. Chalford, 1996
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Edward Bentall
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1868 – 1874