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Summary

The map location of this house, which was taken down in 1757, is very rough and based on descriptions such as this:

Rucksholt House stood near the Lea, about a mile south of the church, and near its site is a square embankment, enclosing a circular mound, about 30 yards in diameter, and encompassed by a moat six yards in width.

It was one of the houses of (Sir William Hickes](http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/8951/).

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Terry Foreman   Link to this

Ruckholthouse.

The mansion-house, which was for many years the residence of the Hickes's, stood about a mile south of the church. In the years 1742, 1743, and 1744, it was in the occupation of William Barton, who opened it as a place of public amusement for breakfasts and afternoon concerts, which were held weekly during the summer: oratorios were sometimes performed. It appears, by some of the advertisements (fn. 30) , that tradition called this old mansion one of Queen Elizabeth's palaces, evidently with no foundation; it is not improbable that she honoured Sir Michael Hickes with a visit there, which might give rise to the tradition. Ruckholt-house was pulled down about the year 1757. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?co...

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