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.