Entrance Hall

The entrance hall forms the centre of the house. The beautifully carved strings of the treads of the carved oak staircase are decorated with hops and barley which are the main ingredients of beer as the house was built for Henry Raine, a brewer. Each step has three slender turned, fluted and carved balusters. The stairs are lit by a tall arched window typical of Nicholas Hawksmoor. This is a fine example of an early 18th Century staircase with the ramped handrail typical of the period. It is fortunate it survived the 1936 fire.

Hurst House Woodford Green - Entrance Hall

Hurst House Woodford Green - Staircase

Hurst House Woodford Green - Staircase