Hylands House is a beautiful house built approx. 1730. At this time there was a craze for anything Grecian or Roman known as neo-classicism. If you look at the photo of the house you will see the Grecian columns at the front. It was originally a red brick house in Queen Anne style but has been changed and added to by several owners.
Chelmsford Council purchased the house when the owner died in 1966 and it was in a dilapidated condition. It was restored and is now back to its former glories. I couldn't see inside as there was a wedding taking place; what a lovely location for a wedding.
The park around it was beautiful and was influenced by landscape gardener Humphry Repton.