Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - Queen Elizabeth's Lodge, Chingford

Queen Elizabeth's Lodge, Chingford - photograph

QUEEN ELIZABETH'S LODGE, CHINGFORD.

In one of the most frequented parts of Epping Forest, near Chingford, is the building, of the Tudor era, known as Queen Elizabeth's Lodge. It is a three-storeyed structure of brick and timber, roughly plastered, with gabled ends and high-pitched roof. The Corporation of London, when they took over the Forest, bound themselves to keep the Lodge, which is of considerable antiquarian interest, in a state of repair; and at present it serves as a refreshment house. As everybody knows, Queen Elizabeth was a devotee of the chase, and according to tradition she was wont, when visiting the Lodge called after her, to ride up the broad stairs inside without dismounting, a difficult though quite possible feat. To the left in our view is a part of the Royal Forest Hotel.