Photo of the old town hall
  • Photo of the old town hall
  • Photo of the doctors pond
  • Photo of the shops in market place
  • Picture of the star inn
  • Picture of Dunmow High Street with the war memorial
  • Photo of Dunmow High Street
  • Photo of ducklings at the pond
  • Picture of the benches by the doctors pond
  • Picture of the Doctors Pond with houses in the background
  • Photo of the entrance way to The Maltings


Dunmow is a small market town dating back to Roman times.  Steeped in history with mellow plaster cottages, riverside church and beautifully restored Malting. 

The town is well known for its four-yearly ritual of the "Flitch Trials", famously mentioned in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales.  Couples must convince a jury of six local bachelors and six local maidens that they have never wished themselves un-wed for a year and a day. If successful the couple are paraded along the High Street and receive a flitch of bacon.

The town's history is explained in the Maltings Museum on Mill Lane.

Dunmow has a thriving selection of shops and cafes and can boast one of the few remaining High Streets in the UK to only have independent retailers.

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Map & Directions

Great Dunmow


Stortford Road, DUNMOW, Essex, CM6 1DG

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