Did you know?
1.Henry VIII purchased the Boleyn Estate in 1516 and built Beaulieu Palace, now New Hall School.
2.Chelmsford was an important industrial centre during the past with Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company and Hoffman Ball bearing Factory occupying the town.
3.Essex has one of the longest coastlines in the Country.
FelstedLying south of the A120 the historic village of Felsted is near Braintree, Great Dunmow and the City of Chelmsford. The village has links to Lord Riche who founded the public school, the Felsted School, in 1564, and is buried in Holy Cross Church. Lord Riche was an important benefactor of the Felsted Church. The school also has links to Oliver Cromwell, who sent his sons there.
Wickham BishopsLocated around three miles north of the town of Maldon and around two miles southeast of Witham, with its mainline station to London’s Liverpool Street (average Journey time 45 minutes).The place-name 'Wickham Bishops' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as 'Wicham', meaning 'dwelling place.
Great LeighsThis historic village is in the district of Essex and north of the City of Chelmsford. Great Leighs is the location of arguably the oldest Inn in England, The Castle which was refurbished in recent years. The Dog & Partridge is at the other end of the village, and a local store and post office is on offer. The eight-class local primary school is set within this idyllic rural location.
StockA popular village located in South Essex. There is a post office and general store, a tapas restaurant and Coffee shop. Greenwoods hotel and spa is located at one end of the village, whilst a bar and restaurant called The Harvard is at the other. There is also a Church of England primary school in the village.
Chelmsford has an extensive range of shopping options.
Residents and visitors alike can take advantage of the retail parks, flagship stores, shopping hubs, markets and a host of unique and vibrant independent shops.
The New London
Local restaurant serving seasonal menus and elegant local fare.
Olio Italian Restaurant
A modern family run Italian restaurant serving classic dishes and fantastic Italian wine.
A sleek modern Chinese restaurant specialising in seafood and traditional Chinese Dishes.
The Wine Cellar Bar & Bistro
The intimate hideaway serves seasonal foods and fantastic cocktails.
The Ale House
Situated inside an old railway station, this bar offers cask ales and German beers.
The Rose & Crown
A cosy independent pub situated to the south of Felsted offering fresh seafood, traditional ales and local beers.
An award winning Victorian pub serving traditional food and locally brewed ales. If you are visiting the area you can also book one of their stylish rooms to stay in.
Trains run from from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street in just over 35 minutes.
With close access to the A12, London by car is accessible in around 45 minutes.
London Stansted Airport is just over 30 minutes away by car.