Essex Heritage Guide - Historic Buildings

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British History Quiz

This revolutionary artist, architect, and landscape gardener helped develop the peculiarly English style of landscape gardening


This Day in British History

22 March, 1322

Earl of Lancaster executed by Edward II

The earl had been largely responsible for killing Edward's favourite, Piers Gaveston.

Monarch Mayhem

This king's most famous mistress was Jane Shore, daughter of a wealthy London merchant


Walton-on-the-Naze (Self catering)
Little Thatch, Walton-on-the-Naze

Little Thatch

This semi detached thatched cottage is located in the Essex seaside town of Walton on the Naze and can sleep four people in one bedroom.
Sleeps 4

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Southend-on-Sea (Self catering)
The Stable, Southend-on-Sea

The Stable

Entrance to open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with French door to patio and garden. Wet room/WC. First floor: Galleried double bedroom with sleigh bed TV and free standing roll-top bath.
Sleeps 2

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Colchester (Hotel)
Red Lion Hotel

Red Lion Hotel

The Red Lion Hotel is an historical Grade 1 listed building (1465) located in the town centre of historic Colchester. The hotel is one of the oldest inns in East Anglia and has been described as a fine example of Tudor England.The hotel is located in the town centre and … more >>

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Brentwood (Hotel)
Marygreen Manor Hotel

Marygreen Manor Hotel

Historic 16th Century Tudor House Hotel retaining many of its original features incorporating every modern facility. Rosetted Restaurant with award winning wine list. Tranquil garden. Four poster suites. Ample parking more >>

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