Welcome to the website of the Friends of Valentines Mansion.

Established in 2000, the Friends' objective is to support and assist in the preservation of Valentines Mansion for the benefit of the public through the activities of a group of Friends.

Valentines Mansion, which is Grade ll* listed, was built in 1696/97. Until 1912 the Mansion and its park were privately owned - the home of wealthy middle class families and their servants.

The house and park both suffered from neglect during the 1980s and 1990s. Fortunately both were restored during 2006 -2009 thanks to grants of several million pounds from the Heritage Lottery Fund and funding from the London Borough of Redbridge, which owns Mansion and Park. 

Please explore this site if you would like to know more about the history of Valentines and the community groups who support it. It's a wonderful place and well worth a visit. Full details about opening times and events being held at Valentines are available from the council's website at

Valentines Mansion, Emerson Road, Ilford, Essex. IG1 4XA.   Tel. 020 8708 8100