Wednesday November 21st 2018

‘Essex Towns A-Z’ Archives

Brentwood

Pleasant shopping and entertainment centre, with quite a distinguished past. Originally on the old pilgrim and coaching routes to and from London. Much of the town’s character is post-war. Brentwood Cathedral on Ingrave Road was built in 1991 but also includes the [Read More]

Castle Hedingham

Castle Hedingham

Village of old houses and inns, domintated by the keep which is all that remains of the castle which dates from around the end of the 11th Century. The brick tower of the church is dated 1616 but the nave and hammer-beam roof are Norman. The church also contains a screen [Read More]

Chelmsford

Chelmsford is the County town of Essex and famous for being the birthplace of radio. Just 30 miles north east of London, Chelmsford it is a perfect location for visitor and resident being ideally situated for commuters and holidaymakers. Chelmsford offers a perfect blend, [Read More]

Chelmsford

Chelmsford is the County town of Essex and famous for being the birthplace of radio. Just 30 miles north east of London, Chelmsford it is a perfect location for visitor and resident being ideally situated for commuters and holidaymakers. Chelmsford offers a perfect blend, [Read More]

Clacton

Clacton has something for everyone, nostalgia sits comfortably alongside amusement arcades and ice cream. There are miles of sandy coast, elegant hotels, beautifully kept gardens alongside the sea and a promenade. Clacton’s Pier was one of the first constructions [Read More]

Coggeshall

Situated 5 miles to the East of Braintree on the A120 a medieval hamlet formerly a cloth and lace town. Although this village is celebrated for it’s seed-growing and hand-made lace, it’s pride is in Paycock’s House (owned by the National Trust). A Tudor [Read More]

Colchester

Colchester

Colchester claims to be the oldest recorded town in England, this is desputed by nearby Suffolk neighbour Ipswich. One claim which is without dispute true is that the castle is the largest Norman keep in Europe. It is home to a splendid display of artiefacts including those [Read More]

Dedham

In the valley of the Stour you will find a fine old church and it’s church tower, the centre of a small village of around a 1,000 inhabitants. A village that is recognised throughout the world. The church tower is a notable landmark in several paintings of John [Read More]

Frinton on Sea

Combined with Walton-on-the-Naze, Frinton is celebrated for it’s fine sands, fishing and golf. The Naze is situated 2 miles North East of Frinton and the eastern most point in Essex county. Frinton is well reknowned for it’s fossils. Until the late Victorian era [Read More]

Hadleigh

The ruins of the 13th Century castle were the subject of several studies and a well-known painting by John Constable. there are remains of wall-paintings in the Norman church. [Read More]

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