Tag Archives: Essex

Colchester Castle

Historic castle in Colchester, Essex. Built in the C11, on the site of a Roman temple, and using almost entirely Roman materials.

Hedingham Castle

Hedingham Castle is a listed C12 castle keep, near Halstead, Essex.  It is privately owned, but open to the public.

Essex

Essex (/ˈɛsɨks/) is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is one of the home counties located northeast of the city of London. It borders the counties of Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to the north, Hertfordshire to the west, Kent and the estuary of the River Thames […]

West Mersea

West Mersea (formerly spelt Mersey) is a small town in the Colchester borough of Essex, England. It is the larger of two settlements on Mersea Island, located south of Colchester. The smaller settlement on the island is the village of East Mersea. The West Mersea Yacht Club is a notable centre for sailing on the […]

Waltham Abbey

Waltham Abbey is a market town of about 20,400 people in the south west of the county of Essex, in the East of England region. It is about 24 km north of London on the Greenwich Meridian and lies between the River Lea in the west and Epping Forest in the east. It takes its name […]

Southminster

Southminster is a town on the Dengie peninsula in the Maldon district of Essex in the East of England. It lies about three miles north of Burnham-on-Crouch and ten miles south-east of Maldon. To the north is the River Blackwater, which is tidal and since Roman times has been the gateway to trading in the […]

South Woodham Ferrers

South Woodham Ferrers is a town and civil parish in the borough of Chelmsford, in the English county of Essex. It is approximately 35 mi (56 km) from London and, according to the 2001 census, has a population of 16,629. The town is situated east of Fenn Creek, near to where it meets the River Crouch. South […]

Rochford

Rochford is a town in the Rochford district of Essex in the East of England. It is sited about 43 miles (69.2 km) from Central London and approximately 21 miles (33.8 km) from the Essex county town, Chelmsford. According to the 2001 census the civil parish of Rochford, which includes the town proper, Stroud Green, and London […]

Rayleigh

Rayleigh (/ˈreɪliː/) is a market town and civil parish in the District of Rochford in Essex, England, located between Chelmsford and Southend-on-Sea. It lies 32 miles (51 km) to the east of central London. It has a population of 30,196 as of 2001, having expanded rapidly in the 1960s. The name “Rayleigh” is Saxon in origin […]

Epping

Epping is a small market town and civil parish in the Epping Forest district of the County of Essex, England. It is located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) northeast of Loughton, 4.6 miles (7.4 km) south of Harlow and 10.9 miles (17.5 km) northwest of Brentwood. The town retains a rural appearance being surrounded by Epping Forest and working […]