Valentines Mansion is a listed Grade II* on the National Heritage List for England and was on the Buildings at Risk Register until 2009. It has undergone an extensive refurbishment financed by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the London Borough of Redbridge.
Valentines Mansion was built in 1696 for Lady Tillotson, the widow of John Tillotson, Archbishop of Canterbury. For twenty years until around 1780 it was the home of Sir Charles Raymond and his family. He had considerable interests in the East India Company as a ship owner and later became a banker. The house remained a family house until Sarah Ingleby, its last inhabitant, died on 3 January 1906. It became the property of Ilford Borough Council in 1912 and was used as council offices until 1994. It is owned by the London Borough of Redbridge and operated by Vision (Redbridge Culture and Leisure) Ltd, a local charitable Trust, on behalf of the Council.
Nearby Tube Stations
- Gants Hill is a five-minute walk from the Mansion.
Nearby Mainline Railway Stations
- Ilford mainline station is a five-minute bus ride from the Mansion.
- Historic England, "Valentines Mansion (1081014)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 12 September 2017
- Images of England entry accessed 21 Jan 2008
- Heritage at Risk: Valentines
- Historic England, "Valentines Park (1000843)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 12 September 2017
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- Ilford Past and Present 1901 George E Tasker. Republished by Redbridge Libraries in 1992 as ISBN 0-901616-05-2
- Gray, Imogen P. Clues in Fiction: An Essex Couple's Secret Ties. The Alderton Press 2017 ISBN 9781905269211
- Media related to Valentines Mansion at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website
- Visiting information - London Borough of Redbridge
- Valentine Park Conservationists
- Mansion access details at English Heritage
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