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a Historic Market Town in the county of Essex

Manningtree, Essex
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About Manningtree

It is believed that Matthew Hopkins, Witchfinder General of the 17th-century, notorious for terrorising East Anglia had his headquarters in Manningtree and that it was here that he began his career. Fact or fiction - who knows, but what is in little doubt is that Manningtree is a town of immense charm and character.

Tudor times saw Manningtree as a prosperous town whose wealth was garnered from the wool and cloth trade. The town shows fine examples of weavers cottages and walks through the town reveal fine Georgian facades behind which are Tudor and Elizabethan houses. Here you can enter what appears to be an elegant georgian shop only to find delightful creaking oak flooring, walls of timber frame and a ceiling of ancient Oak beams, all built in Tudor times! In Elizabethan times a market was held at the centre of the town, the site is still known as Market Cross.

Manningtree is famous for its swans and sailing barges, it was also known as a brewing centre. The graceful swans remain, brewing continues and a port is in operation in nearby Misterly. These days tourism is central to Manningtree which is pleasantly situated at the head of the River Stour amidst some beautiful countryside. The shopping is excellent with specialist antique and craft shops, there are also several noteworthy inns and restaurants. The beautiful coast with miles of golden sandy beaches is just a few short miles away and Manningtree is surrounded by several pretty villages that are a joy to explore. Nearby attractions include; The Beth Chatto Gardens and Flatford Mill and Lock.

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Interesting & Historical Facts about Manningtree

Manningtree in Essex is England's smallest town.

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A Wide angle view of the River Stour at Mistley, Essex, where there are usually hundreds of Swans.

Mistley (18 Pictures)

in the county of Essex

(0.8 miles, 1.2 km of Manningtree)

Mistley lies on the south bank of the River Stour not far from Manningtree, to which it is joined via a tree-lined walk along the river which is oddly called The Walls...

By the window of Willy Lotts cottage

Flatford (42 Pictures)

in the county of Suffolk

(2.3 miles, 3.7 km, direction W of Manningtree)

On arrival in Flatford there is little to prepare you for its overwhelming beauty, but you should not be surprised, for this after all is Constable Country, an area made famous by the great landscape painter and which features in so many of his pictures...

John Constable's former studio at East Bergholt, Suffolk

East Bergholt (11 Pictures)

in the county of Suffolk

(3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction NW of Manningtree)

This enchanting village gained lasting fame as Constable's birth place. It also has a very unusual medieval bell cage...

Dedham Church

Dedham (34 Pictures)

in the county of Essex

(3.3 miles, 5.2 km, direction W of Manningtree)

There are two things that immediately strike you about this enchanting village, the first is the opulence of the beautiful 15th-century church, and the second is the fascinating view of the River Stour, which, like the church, has featured in Constable paintings...

Greenstead Church, said to be the world's oldest wooden building, in Greenstead, England

Greenstead (1 Pictures)

in the county of Essex

(6.9 miles, 11.1 km, direction SW of Manningtree)

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Flatford Water Mill

Flatford Mill (46 Pictures)

(2.0 miles, 3.2 km, direction NW)

Standing on the River Stour beneath the wonderful open Suffolk sky, Flatford Mill, one of the 18th century water-mills owned by.....

Dedham Art and Craft Centre

Dedham Art and Craft Centre (1 Pictures)

(3.2 miles, 5.1 km, direction W)

The Dedham Art & Craft Centre is situated in the heart of Constable Country, on the North Essex/Suffolk border. In this.....

Beth Chatto Gardens, May 2001

Beth Chatto Gardens (22 Pictures)

(5.7 miles, 9.2 km, direction SW)


Colchester Castle, Essex

Colchester Castle (21 Pictures)

(7.6 miles, 12.3 km, direction SW)

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Ruins of St Botolph's Priory in Colchester

St. Botolph's Priory (3 Pictures)

(8.3 miles, 13.3 km, direction SW)


The Ipswich museum, May 2010

Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich (2 Pictures)

(9.4 miles, 15.1 km, direction NE)

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Landguard Fort, Felixstowe (15 Pictures)

(11.2 miles, 18.0 km, direction E)

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The Cottage in Manningtree, Essex, England

The Cottage

Manningtree, Essex, England (0.9 miles, 1.4 km)
The Cottage is a holiday home is situated in Manningtree and is 13 km from Ipswich. The property is 13 km from Colchester and boasts views of the garden. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete...
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The Lodge in Colchester, Essex, England

The Lodge

Colchester, Essex, England (2.9 miles, 4.7 km, direction W)
Set in Colchester, The Lodge features a garden and sun terrace. Flatford is 3.4 km from the property. Free WiFi is featured . All units have a flat-screen TV. There is also a dining area and a kitche...
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Appletrees in East Bergholt, Suffolk, England


East Bergholt, Suffolk, England (3.0 miles, 4.9 km, direction NW)
Situated in East Bergholt, this holiday home is set 13 km from Ipswich. The unit is 12 km from Colchester. There is a dining area and a kitchen as well as a private bathroom. A TV is provided. Other ...
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The Coach House in Tattingstone, Suffolk, England

The Coach House

Tattingstone, Suffolk, England (3.6 miles, 5.8 km, direction NE)
The Coach House is a holiday home set in Tattingstone, 9 km from Ipswich. The property is 18 km from Colchester and features views of the garden. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. There ...
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Maison Talbooth in Dedham, Essex, England

Maison Talbooth

Dedham, Essex, England (3.6 miles, 5.8 km, direction W)
Offering a heated outdoor pool, hot tub and a spa and wellness centre, Maison Talbooth is a boutique hotel located in Dedham, Essex. Free parking is available on site, and free WiFi is accessible thro...
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The Glass Room in Dedham, Essex, England

The Glass Room

Dedham, Essex, England (3.6 miles, 5.9 km, direction W)
Situated 48 km from Southend-on-Sea and 18 km from Ipswich, The Glass Room offers accommodation in Dedham. It provides free private parking. The unit equipped with a kitchen with an oven and toaster....
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Milsoms in Dedham, Essex, England3 stars


Dedham, Essex, England (3.9 miles, 6.2 km, direction W)
Featuring a bar and brasserie restaurant, Milsoms is located in Dedham. With free WiFi throughout and free onsite parking, this boutique hotel is just 20 minutes' drive from the Beth Chatto Gardens an...
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Mistley Station(0.8 miles, 1.4 km)
Manningtree Station(1.0 miles, 1.6 km)
London Stansted Airport(35.3 miles, 56.8 km, direction W)
M11 Junction 8(37.2 miles, 59.8 km, direction W)
M11 Junction 9(38.4 miles, 61.8 km, direction W)
Cambridge Airport(41.9 miles, 67.4 km, direction NW)
Manningtree to London(59.2 miles, 95.3 km, direction SW)