Ridgewell is a small, picturesque village located in a rural area in north west Essex near the Suffolk border. It is approximately 15 miles north of the town of Braintree and six miles south of the town of Haverhill. The village has a village shop, primary school and two public houses, The White Horse and The Kings Head, and St. Laurence's Church which is a Grade one listed building as it was built in the 14th century.
At one time Ridgewell was a place of some importance with its own Trade Guild and was a fully self-supporting parish with many shops including a butcher, dairy, baker, cobbler, tailor, blacksmith, and coal merchant.
Ridgewell also played a major role in the Second World War initially being a base for British Stirlings and from 1943 home to the American Air Force 381st Bomber Group.
Map & Directions
Ridgewell is situated near to the A1017 and is close to the towns of Halstead, Haverhill and Sudbury.
Public Transport Directions
The closest train station to Ridgewell is Braintree train station which has direct links to London Liverpool Street.