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Historic House:The Old House

Historic House

Old House

Old House


17 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 handmade limewash in the garden area which was used to paint the outside walls.
Groups can arrange tours with the Rochford Town Team: or alternatively contact the Leisure & Cultural Services team at Rochford District Council (via contact details above)

Facilities for educational visitsWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

Viewings arranged by appointment


Tour charges determined by Rochford Town Team (at time of writing, £2.50 per person).

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Map reference: TQ 876904  Lat: 51.58132 Long: 0.70730

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: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0.3 miles from Rochford station


  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed