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Some of the more famous and pretty villages
Arkesden - Pretty hamlet set around a green. Buildings of wood, plaster and thatch.
Battlesbridge - Attractive riverside village, famed today as a major antiques centre.
Bradwell On Sea - Unusual lock-up, marina and Englands oldest Saxon church.
Canewdon - Tales of witchcraft. Massive church tower, village cage and stocks.
Clavering - Remains of former castle. 14th C. church and thatched Dolls House.
Felsted - Delightful village with a well-known public school. Victorian brewery.
Finchingfield - Picture postcard village clustered around its green and duck pond.
Goldhanger - Farming/fishing hamlet. Village pumping, oyster beds and sea-wall walks.
Great Bardfield - Former market town with pargetted cottages and 19th C. lock-up.
Great Bentley - Reputedly the largest village green in England at 42 acres.
Great Waltham - Restored Guildhall with Tudor chimneys.
Greensted - Home to the oldest wooden church in the world, dating from 945AD.
Hempstead - Quiet village. Birthplace of highwayman Dick Turpin in 1705.
Kelvedon - Attractive village set beside the A12, now an antiques centre.
Leigh On Sea - Quaint cockle fishing centre. Cobbled street and weather-boarded cottages.
Little Easton - Pargetted cottages, Tudor chimneys and superb 12th C. church.
Matching - Idyllic setting with church, pond, moated hall and 15th C. Wedding Feast House.
Manuden - Plastered and white-washed houses, some with pargetting.
Newport - Former market town, its main street lined with handsome houses. 15th C. barn.
Pleshey - Impressive remains of 12th C. castle including huge mound of 15th C. bridge.
Purleigh - The great grandfather of George Washington was rector here in the 17th C.
The Rodings - Eight pretty villages / hamlets set along the valley of the River Roding.
St.Osyth - Ancient village, with a 12th C. priory, complete with magnificent gatehouse.
Stock - Pretty village with weather-boarded houses. - www.stock.org.uk
Terling - Estate village, with pretty cottages, 15th C. manor house and church.
Tillingham - Propety of St. Pauls Cathedral since c. 610 AD. Weather-boarded cottages.
Tollesbury - Former fishing centre. 19th C. sail lofts. Little square with lock-up.
Wendens Ambo - Colour-washed cottages, thatched and tiled. Large timber-framed barn.
West Mersea - Small resort and sailing centre, with attractive old fishing cottages.
Writtle - Village green and pond, with period buildings. Famous agricultural college
With thanks to The East of England Tourist Board