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Pictures of Great Dunmow

a Historic Market Town in the county of Essex
High Street, Great Dunmow, Essex

About Great Dunmow

Great Dunmow in Essex is a pretty market town, also known as a 'Flitch' town, due to the unique flitch trials that are held there every four years during a leap year.
The name 'Dunmow' means 'Meadow on the hill' and the town has history dating back to a Roman settlement that once existed there. It also has many medieval buildings throughout the town, many of them still in use today as shops and businesses, and there is a wonderful 16th century town hall.
Great Dunmow can be found 6 miles east of London Stansted Airport, close to the M11 motorway.

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On the way to The Windmill, Thaxted, Essex

Thaxted (45 Pictures) in the county of Essex

(5.7 miles, 9.1 km, direction N of Great Dunmow)

The village of Thaxted is stunningly beautiful with many reminders that it was once and perhaps always has been an extremely prosperous place...

The Park at Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire

Bishop's Stortford (5 Pictures) in the county of Hertfordshire

(8.7 miles, 14.0 km, direction W of Great Dunmow)

There are many interesting places to visit including St.Michael's Church which is exceptionally spacious and has a spire that can been seen for miles around...

Wendens Ambo, a picturesque village in Essex

Wendens Ambo (5 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Essex

(11.5 miles, 18.5 km, direction NW of Great Dunmow)

This enchanting village with its unusual name lies at the western boundary of the county. Its quaint name comes from the joining of Great and Little Ambo in the 17th century...

Audley End House

Saffron Walden (198 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Essex

(11.8 miles, 19.0 km, direction NW of Great Dunmow)

The outstanding feature of Saffron Walden is its rich variety of properties tangled around its web of ancient streets...

Chipping Ongar Main Street, Essex

Chipping Ongar (5 Pictures) in the county of Essex

(12.6 miles, 20.3 km, direction S of Great Dunmow)

Chipping Ongar is a pleasing town, it is within easy driving distance of Waltham Abbey and is surrounded by several places of interest...

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Hatfield forest country park, near Bishops Stortford, Essex. The forest is over 1000 years old.

Hatfield Forest Country Park (6 Pictures)

(4.9 miles, 7.9 km, direction W)

An ancient royal hunting ground, designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and National Nature Reserve...

Hylands house, Hylands park, Chelmsford, Essex

Hylands Park (8 Pictures)

(10.9 miles, 17.5 km, direction S)

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Saffron Walden Castle (10 Pictures)

(11.7 miles, 18.8 km, direction NW)

Very little remains of Saffron Walden Castle, but what is here is well worth seeing for it is a fine example of a Norman.....

Saffron Walden Museum, Saffron Walden, Essex

Saffron Walden Museum (6 Pictures)

(11.7 miles, 18.8 km, direction NW)

This is the second oldest purpose-built museum in the country. It occupies a gracious russet brick building in an enclosed.....

Gates at Bridge End Gardens

Bridge End Gardens (15 Pictures)

(11.8 miles, 18.9 km, direction NW)

These perfectly laid out gardens were started in the mid 18th century by Atkinson Francis Gibson. They are particularly noted.....

Audley End House, Saffron Walden, Essex

Audley End (133 Pictures)

(11.9 miles, 19.1 km, direction NW)

Once, centuries ago in the days of Henry VIII a Benedictine Abbey stood here. A casualty of King's Dissolution caused by his.....

Interior of  Hedingham Castle, Essex  26/8/2002

Hedingham Castle (24 Pictures)

(13.5 miles, 21.8 km, direction NE)

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