ALPHETON HALL BARNS - Historic Wedding Venue
The History of the Site
The venue together with the hall and church (formerly chapel to the hall) undoubtedly has a long and fascinating history. In its present form it dates back to around c.10th century when it was believed to have been occupied by Aelfflaed, sister in Law to Edmund 1st (Edmund the Magnificent) of England, following the death of her husband Bryhtnoth the Ealdorham of Essex at the Battle of Maldon . The village is named after her Alpheton being a corruption over the centuries of "Aelfflaed's tun," tun meaning estate or lands.