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Church:Mistley Towers


Mistley Towers

Mistley Towers


The Walls,


This is a rare example of Robert Adam's ecclesiastical work. Originally it was a parish church, St. Mary the Virgin, that had been built in the 18th century in the Georgian style. Sadly the two towers are now all that remain. Wealthy politician Richard Rigby had grandiose plans to transform Mistley into a spa town. However, his plans were never brought to fruition as money ran out.
The key is available from Mistley quay workshops.

English Heritage PropertyFacilities for educational visitsRegional Tourist Board Member

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Map reference: TM 112322  Lat: 51.94865 Long: 1.07281

By Road:
From the B1352 : East of A137 at Lawford, 9 miles east of Colchester.

By Public Transport:
From Mistley station it is 0.25 miles to Mistley Towers.


  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member