Visit Halstead and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Halstead, Essex. A small town situated in the Colne valley, with the Church of St Andrew in the centre of the town. Mainly of flint, it has a tower built in 1850 and contains a number of monuments to the Bourchier family. Two churches by G. G. Scott are Holy Trinity (1843) and St James's (1845). An ecclesiastical remain of a very different kind is to be found in the chapel in Fremlin's Brewery, where may be seen the font cover, reredos and other items from All Hallows, London. In 1826 the Courtauld family set up a factory here and the magnificent weather-boarded mill is reflected in the water, reached by the causeway.
North of St Andrew's is what is left of an old smock-mill, while 1 mile to the east is Blue Bridge House. This was the home of England's most remarkable butcher, John Morley, known as “merchant Morley”, born in 1655 and buried in the churchyard in 1732. The house came into his hands in 1700 and shortly after that the front was rebuilt, though the estate dates back to at least the reign of Edward III. Morley was the friend of lords, poets and men of letters, and a man of some consequence.
Great Yeldham, 6 miles north west, has a famous gospel oak.
Nearby airports: London Stansted
Nearby towns: Braintree, Coggeshall, Colchester, Haverhill, Sudbury
Nearby villages: Bocking Churchstreet, Bradwell, Castle Hedingham, Earls Colne, Gestingthorpe, Gosfield, Great Maplestead, Great Tey, Kelvedon, Nayland, Panfield, Pattiswick, Pebmarsh, Sible Hedingham, Stisted, Toppesfield
Have you decided to visit Halstead or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Halstead bed and breakfast (a Halstead B&B or Halstead b and b)
- a Halstead guesthouse
- a Halstead hotel (or motel)
- a Halstead self-catering establishment, or
- other Halstead accommodation