Visit Witham and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Witham, Essex. This delightful town on the main A12 Chelmsford to Colchester road, is next to the River Brain. The town still retains its Georgian character, though its actual history goes back to the days when King Alfred's son, Edward, built the huge mound as a defence against the Danes, a mound later cut through by very different invaders, the railway engineers of the early Victorian age. Near the site of the mound, at Chippinghill, is the Church of St Nicholas, 14th-century Decorated style in flint, with a Norman south doorway and excellent carved mouldings and columns.
The High Street follows the ancient Roman road and is continued at either end by Bridge Street, and Newland Street, the three sections containing many pleasing houses of the 16th century and later. Prominent is the Spread Eagle, timber-framed and bow-windowed, a famous Essex inn. Two others are the White Hart and the Red Lion. Near the church, once the site of an old market place, are more attractive houses, many timber-framed, with a little distance away, Powers Hall, l6th-century with a large barn, and Howbridge Hall, also 16th-century. On the River Blackwater is the weather-boarded Blue Mills, part of a picturesque group which includes Mathyns, a Georgian house of red brick.
Tiptree, 4½ miles east, is famous for its fruit-preserving and jam-making industries.
Nearby towns: Braintree, Chelmsford, Maldon, West Mersea
Nearby villages: Aldham, Bicknacre, Black Notley, Bocking Churchstreet, Boreham, Bradwell, Coggeshall, Copford, Cressing, Danbury, Faulkbourne, Feering, Galleywood, Goldhanger, Great Baddow, Great Braxted, Great Leighs, Great Saling, Great Tey, Great Totham, Hatfield Peverel, Heybridge, Inworth, Kelvedon, Layer Marney, Little Baddow, Little Waltham, Marks Tey, Messing, Panfield, Pattiswick, Rayne, Rivenhall, Springfield, Stisted, Terling, Tiptree, Tolleshunt Knights, Tolleshunt Major, White Notley, Wickham Bishops, Woodham Mortimer
Have you decided to visit Witham or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Witham bed and breakfast (a Witham B&B or Witham b and b)
- a Witham guesthouse
- a Witham hotel (or motel)
- a Witham self-catering establishment, or
- other Witham accommodation