Tag Archives: Historic Buildings in Essex

Bourne Mill

Just five minutes walk from us is a hidden National Trust gem. Bourne Mill is, according to the NT ‘a verdant oasis in suburban Colchester’. Heading south out of Colchester on Mersea Road, just on the outskirts of New Town, is Bourne Pond,  a haven for birds, and sited on the eastern side is the mill.

Paycocke’s House and Gardens

Paycocke’s House and Garden is a gem. Built around 1500 for Thomas Paycocke, a wealth cloth merchant, and is now a National Trust property, open from Wednesdays to Sundays 11:00am to 5pm in the high season. It’s definitely worth planning your holiday itinerary to spend a couple of hours there.

Grange Barn Coggeshall

One of Europe’s oldest timber-framed buildings, rescued from dereliction in the 1980s, Grange Barn is a highlight of a visit to Coggeshall.

Jaywick Martello Tower

It’s always interesting to see the new uses to which old and sometimes quirky buildings are put. One such example is the Jaywick Martello Tower.

Hylands House and park

Before we went for our Sunday roast we visited Hylands House in Chelmsford. It was the first time we had visited and we hadn’t realised…