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Finchingfield Guildhall

Finchingfield Guildhall


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Step back in time and experience day to day village life in Finchingfield. Set in the rolling countryside of North Essex less than an hour from London is the 15th century Guildhall Finchingfield. The Guildhall is an historic venue with its own interactive museum, small shop, pop up café, library and Guild room available for hire.

The Guildhall is fully equipped for group talks and tours. There is a catering kitchen, integrated sound system, projector equipment and a lift or stairs to access the Guild room.

The Guildhall was built around 1470 by the Guild of the Holy Trinity to house a Guild of priests and to provide a schoolroom for the boys of the village. The Guild room has been used for a place of learning for more than five centuries. The building fell into disrepair and following the second world war attempts were made to restore the site. Unfortunately inappropriate materials were used, and architectural details were covered up. In 2008 the Finchingfield Guildhall trust was formed to save the site from dereliction. After several years bidding for funding, the build started in earnest in 2011. Expert craftsmen were employed using ancient techniques, and local materials were sourced.

In keeping with its original purpose in 2014 the building is now open to the public as a stimulating heritage based facility for all.

Coach park: There is parking available on the Village green

Drop off: Groups can be dropped off at the village

Driver: Drivers are welcome to use the Guildhall

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

The Guidhall is fully accessible with a wheelchair ramp to the side of the building and a lift to the 1st floor.


The museum is run by volunteers and free during normal openings times, a few hours per week. At other times the Guildhall can be opened by prior appointment for Group tours, talks and refreshments. These are tailored made to your groups own specific areas of interest and refreshment requirements and are priced accordingly. Please email us if you would like more information.



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Map reference: TL 685328  Lat: 51.96812 Long: 0.45143

Finchingfield is 25 minutes from Stansted Airport. The Finchingfield Guildhall is on the B1053 Braintree to Saffron Walden road. It is sited on Church Hill , Finchingfield, next to the Church of St. John the Baptist. There is free parking in the streets nearby.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

The Guidhall is fully accessible with a wheelchair ramp to the side of the building and a lift to the 1st floor.