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Cressing Temple Barns

Cressing Temple Barns


Gemma Clayton

0774 090 1323


Cressing Temple Barns,
Witham Road,
Nr. Witham,
CM77 8PD


Cressing Temple, between Witham and Braintree, is of supreme interest for its unique buildings and gardens. Given to the Knights Templar in 1137, its Grade I-listed Barley and Wheat Barns, built in the 13th century, are among the oldest timber barns and few surviving Templar buildings in England. Displays inside outline the history of the Templars and the site.

Among Cressing Temple’s many gardens, the Walled Garden is faithfully reconstructed as a Tudor pleasure garden – one of few in the country. Cream teas at ‘The Barns’ Tea Room and picnics in Cressing Temple’s gardens are popular, as well as events and weddings [http://www.visitparks.co.uk/essex-wedding-venue-cressing-temple/].

Admission and parking at Cressing Temple is usually free. There may be admission charges if there’s an event on – please check Cressing Temple future events [http://www.visitparks.co.uk/cressing-temple-upcoming-events/].

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Toilets can be found on site and include disabled and baby changing facilities.

Opening details

Daily, 10.30am to 4.30pm


Free entry. On event days, times may differ and there may be an entry charge.

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 10 - Sun 11 Oct Autumn Food Home & Craft Fair
Wed 28 - Fri 30 Oct Spooky Fun
Sat 21 - Sun 22 Nov Christmas food and craft fair



Plan route to Cressing Temple Barns using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 799187  Lat: 51.83793 Long: 0.60985

From Colchester take the A12 to Witham. Head out towards Braintree on the B1018. Cressing Temple Barns are well sign posted.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Toilets can be found on site and include disabled and baby changing facilities.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility