Places to visit in Essex

Cressing Temple

Cressing Temple - exterior
Cressing Temple Barn
© Copyright Colin D Brooking contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Historic site and scheduled ancient monument once owned by the Knights Templar. It contains two large barns one of which has been identified as oldest timber-framed barn in the world, built from oaks felled between 1257 and 1290. The site has also a farmhouse, granary, wagon lodge, stableyards and a Tudor walled garden.

Opening times and detailed information appears on the Cressing Temple's website linked above.

Cressing Temple - interior
Wheat Barn, interior
© Copyright Robert Edwards contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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Essex Standard Newspaper

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Ebay is a good source of old images of Essex towns and villages. If you're looking for pictures to add to your family tree album, then try one of the auctions, or there are several 'Buy It Now' shops offering postcards which have been touched up and improved - so if you're unsure about bidding, try these. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards. Browse through or type the name of the location in the Ebay search box.