Monasteries to Madness – the history of the hospital

Today in the UK going to hospital when seriously ill or injured is a normal expected occurrence. However, did you know the hospital had its origins in the monastic religious houses?  The origin of the word hospital comes from the latin word –  “hospes”, which stands for “a guest or visitor”  – which is meant… Read More Monasteries to Madness – the history of the hospital

Creeksea Place – a forgotten Tudor Mansion

As wedding fair season approaches this month’s post is on Creeksea Place, a wedding venue in Essex.  I visited Creeksea Place 11 miles south-east of Maldon back in the summer. Owned by the Bertorelli Family, it has been a wedding venue since 2000. It started life as a Tudor Mansion and over the centuries has been a residential home, farmhouse, school and military base. It is believed the current house dates from around 1569 and likely to have been built for Sir Arthur Harris and his new wife Dorothy to live in. In the National Archives the record of the death of William Harris, father of Arthur, refers to ‘the New House’.… Read More Creeksea Place – a forgotten Tudor Mansion