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Upminster Court

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A rare photograph showing the building of Upminster Court on Hall Lane in 1905/6. it was built as a private residence for arthur Williams, director of Samuel Williams & Co, contractors of Dagenham Dock, to the designs of Charles Reilly, the London-based architect who lived at High House, Corbets Tey Road.

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The avenue approaching Upminster Court. After the Second World War it ceased to be a private house and has since had a range of uses, including education offices, an old people's home, a training centre and, most recently as an agricultural college. Some of the grounds have been incorporated into the adjacent golf course.

By: Tony Benton

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