Join Visit Essex
- Find out more
Mr Ken Hewitt
Townsford Mill dates back to 1740 and was originally water powered, eventually giving way to steam. It was the first Courtauld´s mill and produced the silk crepe for Queen Victoria´s mourning gowns. It now has over 60 antiques and collectables dealers showing their wares in over 5000 sq.ft spread over two floors of the mill. Some episodes of the TV programme Lovejoy were also filmed at the mill. The mill is located at the bottom of Halstead's main shopping street, a tradition style High Street with many interesting stores. The ground floor of the mill also houses Dickens Restaurant and Cafe Bar, with it beautiful outdoor terrace overlooking the River Colne.
Open all the time
Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00 and Sunday & Bank Holidays 10:00 to 16:00
From A12, take exit to A604 and follow signs to Halstead, then follow white on brown signs to the antique centre.
By Public Transport:
From Witham station it is 15 miles to Townsford Mill Antiques Centre.