Visit Sawbridgeworth and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, is on the Essex border between Bishop's Stortford and Harlow and has a population of about 10,000.
The town's history goes back to Saxon times and was later recorded in the Domesday Book as "Sabrixteworde". Around this time the land was very fertile for farming and the area became very prosperous encouraging the building, up to the Middle Ages, of many manors with parks for hunting purposes. Great St Mary's church was built in the 13th century and the death of the important people in the area resulted in many interesting monuments and sculptures which can be seen today at the church.
In the 19th century it was the maltings which were the mainstay of the local economy.
- historical sites
- cruises on the river Stort in the summer
- two annual fairs
Estates of the Lordship of Sawbridgeworth: Eastwick Hall, Giffards, Overhall, Tedmanbury, Pishobury, Sayesbury, Shingle Hall and Gilston,.
Sawbridgeworth is twinned with Bry-sur-Marne in France
Secondary school: the Leventhorpe School
Notable inhabitants, past and present:
- David Beckham (footballer)
- Victoria Beckham (singer)
- Sir John Leventhorpe (executor of King Henry V's will)
- Anne Boleyn (monarch)
- Ralph Jocelyn of Hyde Hall (Lord Mayor of London)
Nearby villages: Lower Sheering, High Wych, Spellbrook
Nearby towns: Bishop's Stortford, Harlow, Hertford and Epping.
Have you decided to visit Sawbridgeworth or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Sawbridgeworth bed and breakfast (a Sawbridgeworth B&B or Sawbridgeworth b and b)
- a Sawbridgeworth guesthouse
- a Sawbridgeworth hotel (or motel)
- a Sawbridgeworth self-catering establishment, or
- other Sawbridgeworth accommodation