danbury palace in essex through the trees

I admit, this isn’t a fantastic photo. The remarkable building that’s the subject of this post is at a distance, through the trees. Danbury Palace (originally Danbury Place) is located near the beautiful village of Danbury, Essex. It dates back to 1589 and while it’s mainly been a grand residenceContinue Reading

beeleigh abbey near maldon essex

The only thing I like better than an old house is a haunted old house. In the Maldon, Essex area this beautiful home, Beeleigh Abbey, has quite the history. Constructed in 1180 it was originally a monastery (hence the name.) The heart of St. Roger Niger of Beeleigh was buriedContinue Reading

the front of dick turpin's cottage in thaxted

Well, allegedly! The birthplace of Dick Turpin is actually this lovely chocolate box of a house in Hempstead, Essex. However, this Grade I Listed, 15th century cottage which also bears his name is in Thaxted, Essex. It sits at the bottom of Stoney Lane, an ancient and steep cobbled streetContinue Reading