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Cressing Temple Barns

Cressing Temple Barns


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

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date event
Sun 12 Jul Essex County Car & Motorcycle Show
Sat 18 - Sun 19 Jul 2015 Essex Festival of Food and Drink
Sat 1 - Sun 2 Aug Essex family Fun Weekend and Food Festival 2015
Tue 4 - Wed 5 Aug Tudors Live
Tue 11 - Wed 12 Aug Big Dig
Tue 18 - Wed 19 Aug Medieval Mayhem


Historically the most important - and dimensionally the largest - of the Knights Templar's Essex landholdings, Cressing Temple is a fascinating medieval moated farmstead boasting the oldest recorded timber-framed barn in the world. Its Barley Barn and Wheat Barn are amongst the finest examples of Templar barns in Europe. Visitors can discover an interesting range of rural barns, and admire a Tudor herb garden, all set in glorious countryside between Witham and Braintree.

Wilkin & Sons, maker of the iconic Tiptree preserves has now opened a Tiptree Tea Room serving a selection of light snacks, lunches, cream teas and drinks.

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

The site is open every day 10.30am - 4.30pm (this may differ on event days) and there are no changes throughout the Winter.


Admission is FREE. Charge only for special events.



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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
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