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Historic House, free entry

Old House

Old House


South Street,


The Old House in Rochford was built in 1270, seated on South Street it's a real gem in the District's crown and a must see for everyone.
Built of a timber frame with wattle and daub panels the house really was the height of luxury in medieval England.
Rochford District Council bought the building in 1982 and using traditional methods managed to restore the house to its original glory using as much of the original materials as possible, there was even a cauldron of hand made limewash in the garden area which was used to paint the outside walls.
The Old House is open for tours to the public. For more information or to book a visit please contact Vanessa Conroy on 01702318014 or email

Facilities for educational visitsWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groups

Opening details

Wednesday afternoons 2pm-4pm


Free entry

No charge at present



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Map reference: TQ 876904  Lat: 51.58187 Long: 0.70748

The Old House is situated on South Street in Rochford with parking available a few minutes walk away in Back Lane Car Park and the Market Square

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Rochford station


  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups