Pictures of 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.
Take a picture tour of Manningtree or book Manningtree accommodation
Other nearby recommended towns & villages..
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...
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...
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...
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...
in the county of Essex(6.9 miles, 11.1 km, direction SW of Manningtree)
Greenstead Church is said to be the oldest wooden building in the world. Well worth a visit....All towns in EssexComplete A to Z of towns in England
Nearby attractions.. (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..... (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..... (5.7 miles, 9.2 km, direction SW)
.. (7.6 miles, 12.3 km, direction SW)
Colchester is an ancient town situated on the site where a Roman city once stood. It is most famous for its massive Norman..... (8.3 miles, 13.3 km, direction SW)
.. (9.4 miles, 15.1 km, direction NE)
This stunning red brick Elizabethan house was built in 1548 for a wealthy merchant with cultural leanings, therefore it is..... (11.2 miles, 18.0 km, direction E)
Landguard Fort lies off the southern end of Felixstowe. The first fort was built here by Henry VIII in the 1540's to guard the.....All attractions in ManningtreeAll attractions in EssexComplete A to Z of attractions in England