Top things to see and do in Coggeshall

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

    Coggeshall Grange Barn

    The outside of Coggeshall Grange Barn, a timber-framed structure

    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'.


    Coggeshall Abbey complex: the stables on the left and the abbey cloisters on the right with a gate and hedgerow in the foreground

    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

    The exterior of 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.


    Coggeshall Brewery buildings with a blue plaque mounted on the wall. A lamp post and flowers add to the image. Features a brewery sign

    A 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

    St Peter

    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.

    River Blackwater

    The banks of the River Blackwater on a summers day. Swans feature in the foreground

    Feed the ducks and soak up the tranquillity surrounding the river Blackwater.

    There are also wooden benches so you can enjoy a riverside picnic.

    Market Place

    Coggeshall High Street lined with shops and eateries with the clocktower on the left of the photo. The market place is decorated with red, blue and white bunting

    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.