Audley End House and Gardens

Due to inclement weather our additional parking facilities have had to be closed today and we have very limited parking on site. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will be operating on a one in one out basis. There is parking avaliable in the centre of town which is approximately a 15 minute walk across parkland and 30 minute walk by road.

Guidebook: Audley End

Price: £5.00

 Audley End Timeline

1139De Mandeville Family

Geoffrey de Mandeville, 1st Earl of Essex, founds a Benedictine priory at Walden, which becomes Walden Abbey in 1190.

1538From Abbey to Mansion

The abbey is suppressed by Henry VIII and granted to Sir Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor. He transforms the abbey buildings into a mansion.

Find out more about Audley End's history

Map showing Thomas Audley's house in about 1600

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