Coggeshall’s attractive centre is made up of nearly 200 listed buildings, many are timber-framed dating as far back as the 14th century, including Coggeshall’s magnificent ‘wool church’ (St. Peter ad Vincula). Paycockes House is an exceptional example of a 16th century wealthy clothier’s house and Grange Barn, founded in 1140, is all that remains of the former abbey. Both properties are owned by the National Trust. Visit Coggeshall Museum and Heritage Centre.
With meandering streets, where houses lean erratically on to the pavement, specialist shops, eating places, historic buildings, mysteries, ley lines, witches and stories of the past, this small town has a unique charm.