'Old Gate Cranham Hall. Over 400 Years Old.' The original Cranham Hall dated from
earlier than 1600 and was built of brick. If the caption on this postcard is accurate then
the gate can be dated to about 1520.
Cranham Hall was built in 1800, replacing the older manor house, a small part of which
was incorporated into the building. By 1957, when this picture was taken, the building was
falling into disrepair but it has thankfully now been fully restored.
By: Tony Benton