Local Area Guides

Danbury and Local Villages

The village of Danbury is situated on the outskirts of the County town of Chelmsford and is positioned atop one of the highest points in Essex. Danbury and Little Baddow continues to be two of the most desirable locations in Essex. ...

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Local Villages

Maldon and Villages

The Historic town of Maldon sits proudly on a hill but no visit to the district would be complete without a visit to the popular Hythe Quay, where many Thames Barges have been lovingly restored by devoted owners, some are still in use commercially as charter vessels. ...

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Wickham Bishops and Surrounding villages

The place name of Wickham Bishops is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as 'Wicham' meaning dwelling place with a dairy farm. 'Bishops' refers to the fact that the land belonged to the Bishop of London...   ...

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Surrounding villages

Burnham on Crouch and Villages

The town of Burnham-on-Crouch is situated on the north bank of the River Crouch, which is an attractive tidal estuary. Historically the town was originally a ferry port, and then becoming a fishing port known for its oyster beds, and most recently a renowned yachting centre hosting 'Burnham Week' at the end of August.   ...

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and Villages

South Woodham Ferrers

South Woodham Ferrers was Essex County Councils ‘new town concept’ constructed in line with the Essex design guide, developed during the 70’s & 80’s which has matured into this delightful small town catering for all age groups, so whether you are starting out or slowing down you won’t be disappointed, from studio apartments through to magnificent executive homes with river views. ...

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South Woodham Ferrers


Heybridge is situated on the outskirts of Maldon and enjoys it’s very own riverside experience, with Heybridge Basin being the start of the Chelmer & Blackwater navigation inland canal from the River Blackwater which was first used in 1793. Today Heybridge Basin is a haven for leisure craft and walkers and also offers two popular pubs. ...

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Situated on the outskirts of Chelmsford is the village of Bicknacre which is a semi rural village with a population of approximately 4,500 people. Set within the heart of the Essex countryside and within neighbouring towns such as South Woodham Ferrers, Danbury and the historic market town of Maldon, not forgetting the lively County Town of Chelmsford. ...

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