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Connaught House

By Kimberly Baker on 22/06/2015 at 20:33


We have recently taken a lease of the premises at 34 West Street in Market Square, Rochford - formerly known as Connaught House.

I am particularly interested in the history of the building and wondered what information you held in relation to the same?

I understand the building was constructed around 1770 (possibly by a gentleman of Irish decent and rumoured to be built with lottery winnings!) and that later uses may have included a workhouse. I think in recent years it was a children's home before being leased to Ice Blue Legal and then ourselves.

I would be hugely grateful for any light you can shed on the history of the building and also any recommendations for Rochford pictures and paintings from the past from local artists.

Thank you for your help!

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