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Great Bardfield is just lovely, and a favourite of mine to visit. I have family connections here and a real soft spot for this typical North Essex village. It has a very different, sleepier feel to it than the neighbouring Finchingfield.

Apart from simply strolling round the village and admiring the many fine period properties, there are two 'must do's' here in my opinion, but good timing will be the key to your doing both.

First is a visit to St Mary's church (scene of weddings, Christenings and funerals for some of my family). It is mainly 14th Century and has a beautiful interior. It is usually open during daylight hours, with little chance of finding it locked as you do with an increasing number of Essex churches at threat of vandalism.

Second is a look at the tiny village gaol, or Cage, maintained by local volunteers but generally only viewable at summer weekends.

For more information and pictures please see my Great Bardfield page

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  • Updated Apr 8, 2008
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