Places to visit in Essex

Paycocke's House

Paycocke's House - exterior
Paycocke's House
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A grade 1 property in the care of the National Trust, this merchant's house dates from c.1500. with later 1600, 1800 and 19c. alterations and restorations. Contains rich panelling and wood carving, with examples of lace which the area around Coggeshall was famous for.

Visiting information may be found on the National Trust website linked above.

A detailed report on the architecture of the building can be found on English Heritage website.

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