Picture of the Doctors Pond with houses in the background
  • Picture of the Doctors Pond with houses in the background
  • Picture of Great Dunmow war memorial with the HIgh Street behind it
  • Picture of Great Dunmow Market Place with the Old Town Hall shown
  • Picture of Threaders Green with the town sign in the forefront
  • Dunmow High Street at dusk with Christmas lights

About

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.  http://www.greatdunmowmaltings.co.uk/

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

Type:Village

Stortford Road, DUNMOW, Essex, CM6 1DG

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