Mistley Towers

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This is a rare example of Robert Adam's ecclesiastical work. Originally it was a parish church, St. Mary the Virgin, that had been built in the 18th century in the Georgian style. Sadly the two towers are now all that remain. Wealthy politician Richard Rigby had grandiose plans to transform Mistley into a spa town. However, his plans were never brought to fruition as money ran out.
The key is available from Mistley quay workshops.



  • Facilities for educational visits

Site Features

  • English Heritage Property
  • Regional Tourist Board Member


Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:
From the B1352 : East of A137 at Lawford, 9 miles east of Colchester.

By Public Transport:
From Mistley station it is 0.25 miles to Mistley Towers.

Mistley Towers


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* Open all year

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