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Town Centre, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3, www.essex-sunshine-coast.org.uk
Famous for its sea-faring history and heritage, with narrow streets, historic bulidings and museums
Althorne, Essex, CM3
Town Centre, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1, www.basildon.gov.uk
Basildon was originally a small rural village, whose cottages clustered around the 14th C. Holy Cross Church.
Essex, SS11 7RE
Battlesbridge is a small rural settlement just off the A130 midway between Chelmsford and Southend, on the upper estuary of the River Crouch. It is situated partly within Chelmsford Borough and partly within Rochford District.
Town Centre, Billericay, Essex, CM12 0, www.billericaytowncouncil.gov.uk
Small town, set in well-wooded countryside.
Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, CM0
Town Centre, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3YJ, www.visitnorthessex.co.uk
Busy town, standing at the crossing of two major Roman roads.
Town Centre, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9, www.lovebrentwood.co.uk
The town grew up in the late 12th C. around a forest clearing - as a convenient stopping place for pilgrims travelling from the Midlands to Canterbury. It later developed as an 18th C. coaching centre with some good inns.
Town Centre, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0BP, www.essex-sunshine-coast.org.uk
The town of Brightlingsea - the only Cinque port outside Kent and Sussex, a centre for all things nautical.
Town Centre, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8, www.visitmaldondistrict.co.uk
Quiet, unspoilt riverside town - one of England's leading yachting centres.
Village Centre, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DJ, www.hedinghamcastle.com
A picturesque village with narrow winding streets lined with timber-framed buildings and elegant Georgian houses.
Town Centre, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6FD, www.chelmsford.gov.uk
The county town of Essex - Chelmsford was granted its market charter by King John in 1199.
Town Centre, Chipping Ongar, Essex, CM5 9AS, www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk
This pleasant little country town was once the administrative centre of the Saxon hundred.
Town Centre, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 1, www.essex-sunshine-coast.org.uk
The capital of the 'Essex Sunshine Coast', Clacton is a popular seaside town.
Hill Green, Clavering, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4QT
Clavering is a large, scattered parish with seven ‘greens’ and three ‘ends’. The village grew up on higher ground near the confluence of the River Stort and the Kings Water stream and seems a natural place for settlement.
Town Centre, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1, www.enjoybraintree.co.uk
Once an important place in the trade of wool and lace-making, Coggeshall is now a lovely old-world town.
Town Centre, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1, www.visitcolchester.com
Bold, energetic and contrasting - Colchester is more than Britain's oldest recorded town.
Nr Braintree, Essex, CM77 8JE
This was the earliest British settlement of the Knights Templar, who were granted the manor in 1135 by King Stephen.
Village Centre, Danbury, Essex, CM3 4, www.danbury-essex.gov.uk
Large village, built on the site of an Iron Age fort. There are views of the Blackwater estuary, with its barges and yachts.
Village Centre, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6DE, www.visitcolchester.com
Set by the River Stour, Dedham is in the heart of Constable Country.
Nr Halstead, Essex, CO6 2, www.earlscolne.org
Earls Colne is a beautiful village nestling in the Colne Valley and named after the Earls of Oxford and the River Colne, which flows through the valley below.
Town Centre, Epping, Essex, CM16 4AY, www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk
Founded in the 13th C. by the canons of Waltham Abbey, Epping is set on the old coaching route from London.
Felstead, Essex, CM6 3DG
Nr Braintree, Essex, CM7 4NN, www.roger.beckwith.btinternet.co.uk/Finchingfield/index.htm
Finchingfield is on the B1052 Braintree to Saffron Walden road, fifty-four miles from London and close to Constable Country. In the time of William the Conqueror it was called Phincingfelda.
Town Centre, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, C013 9, www.essex-sunshine-coast.org.uk
With a reputation as an exclusive resort, Frinton retains an atmosphere of the 1920/30's.