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Cressing Temple, Braintree

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Cressing Temple is an ancient monument situated between Witham and Braintree in Essex, close to the villages of Cressing and White Notley. It was amongst the very earliest and largest of the possessions of the Knights Templar in England, and is currently open to the public as a visitor site. It is the location of three Grade I listed Medieval barns, one of which is the oldest standing timber-framed barn in the world.
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  • We were at Cressing Temple Barns last weekend for a family wedding and it was wonderful. The location is stunning. The barn is huge and full of history. It looked fantastic with the lighting and...  more »
  • We have been visiting again since lockdown was lifted slightly to allow people to visit here..Its been fantastic for us to get out the house and we are very grateful, staff have kept the place...  more »
  • Fab barns, grounds and gardens. Nice information and museum pieces as you walk around. Great place for a walk and a picnic. Free to get in if no events on. Nice looking cafe, if not the cheapest. Very friendly staff. Suitable for kids.
  • Visited for the food fair. Lots of tasty stuff to try. Barns are fairly impressive too, however not sure how interesting they'd be without the food to try. Worth a visit if you're local.

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