Top things to see and do in Coggeshall

The heart of Coggeshall with colourful buildings and bunting
Explore historic Coggeshall and uncover its hidden history Suzanne Rose

Explore Coggeshall, a town overflowing with character. Be sure to see...

Coggeshall Grange Barn

Just under half a mile from Paycocke's stands one of Europe's oldest timber-framed buildings.
Looked after by us, it's often described as 'cathedral like'.


The remains of a 12th-century Cistercian Abbey complex founded by King Stephen in 1140.
The monks chose this site for its peaceful surroundings and proximity to the river.

Coggeshall Museum

Home to a variety of village treasures including a fine collection of Coggeshall lace, this museum relies solely on the generosity of volunteers and is open every Sunday afternoon until October.
Visit Coggeshall Museum


Peek from afar at the old brewery, now a private residence. With an excellent supply of water, the town has been home to a number of breweries over the years. Coggeshall was once noted for the quality of its ales.

Parish church of St Peter ad Vincula

Built in the early 15th-century and funded by wealthy wool merchants, this church is one of the largest in the area.
See if you can find Paycocke’s merchant mark within.
Visit St Peter ad Vincula

River Blackwater

Feed the ducks and soak up the tranquillity surrounding the river Blackwater. There are a few wooden benches so you can enjoy a riverside picnic.

Market Place

Browse the boutiques and independent shops that dot the high street. If you happen to visit on a Thursday be sure to wander around the market.