Once an important place in the trade of wool and lace-making, Coggeshall is now a lovely old-world town. There are many fine timber-framed buildings, including 16th C. Paycockes House , once home to a wealthy wool merchant. Grange Barn, founded in 1140, is all that remains of the former abbey. Victorian clock tower and specialist shops.
It is known for its almost 300 listed buildings and formerly extensive antique trade. Many local businesses, such as the White Hart Hotel have been established for hundreds of years. A market has been run every week on Market Hill since 1256, when a charter to do so was granted by Henry III.
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Town Centre, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1
Map reference: TL 850226 Lat: 51.87180 Long: 0.68648