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Almshouses (HT)

As told by Jean Guiver, a resident of the Almshouses. 2018  Press this YouTube link or read below. The Roc...

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Arthy's Bakery (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. In 1750, Rochford had two public ovens and 70 private ovens. Each of the ...

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Ashingdon Elim Church

One Church, Many Locations Our Sunday morning services are usually held in two locations: Ashingdon & East Hawkwell...

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Barrack Lane - The Peculiar People (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. Rochford in 1800 was a very different place from the town we know today. ...

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Connaught House (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. Known today only as 34 West Street, the red brick Connaught House is an e...

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Danehurst Court Mews (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. This is a large grade II listed house of possible 1800 origin, although t...

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Fambridge Airfield

South Fambridge was probably the location for Britain’s first airfield. It was founded in February 1909 by No...

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First Fire Station (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. Until the Great Fire of London in 1666, the churchwardens of the various ...

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First National School (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. Sometimes called the Free School, the Rochford National School opened in ...

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First Police Station (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. By the late 1700’s, Rochford Hundred was in disarray. With over 150...

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Golden Lion (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. In 1801, a census showed there were 180 private houses in Rochford, and a...

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Horner's Corner (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. Nestled almost dangerously on the cruciform junction where North Street, ...

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Horse & Groom (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. The Horse & Groom inn was once in the parish of Eastwood because it w...

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Iron Foundry, Coach & Wagon Works (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. On the corner of West Street and Union Lane, Sainsbury's convenience stor...

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John Simson Plaque (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. In Market Alley, which runs between Martin’s newsagents and Greggs,...

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King's Head (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. The King’s Head is the most historic of the town’s numerous p...

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King's Hill (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below.  More information at: www.rochforddistricthistory.org.uk/page/t...

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Market Square (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. At the heart of old Rochford lies the medieval Market Square. Sir Guy de ...

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Marlborough Head (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. There is a deed dated 19th December 1706 in the Essex Record Office, but ...

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New Ship (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. The Grey Goose was formerly the New Ship, which despite its name was one ...

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Old County Court (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. This grey stone, grade II listed building looks very different to the oth...

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Old Post Office (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. In these days of instant messages, emails and mobile phones, it’s e...

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Old Ship (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. The Old Ship, currently the Antica Roma Italian Restaurant, in North Stre...

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Rochford Hall (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. With thanks to Dr. Michael Clark for allowing us to use extracts from his...

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Rochford Methodist Church (HT)

As told by Dave Dobbin from the Rochford Methodist Church. 2017 Press this YouTube link or read below. There is...

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Rochford Station, Freight House & Reservoir (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. The railway arrived at Rochford in October 1889, with the town greeting t...

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Rochford Union Children's Lodging (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. Acacia House was built in 1882 and once housed boys and girls of school a...

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Rochford Union Workhouse (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. Union Lane leads into the site of Rochford Hospital. Rochford hospit...

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Rose & Crown (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. Built in 1803 as the ‘Crown’, the Georgian inn dominated the ...

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RSPB Wallasea Island Project

Wildlife Conservation on a scale never before attempted in the UK. Conservation for the 21st century, making sure the en...

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St Andrew's Church (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. Entering Rochford from the west prior to 1777, you would first pass what ...

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St Andrew's Graveyard (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. The churchyard has been extended a number of times, in 1791 by Sir James ...

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St. Andrew's Church, Ashingdon

King Canute had a Church built in 1020 to commemorate those who died in the battle of Assandune. It was origin...

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Sydenham House (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below.  In 1808, a report on schools in Essex listed 4 schools in Rochford,...

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The Old House (HT)

With thanks to Rochford District Council for supplying images, information and a video file of the restoration which can...

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Willans (HT)

Press this YouTube link or read below. With thanks to the Whittingham family, allowing us to extract these detai...

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Women's Institute Hall (HT)

Including details supplied by Debbie Casey, president of the Rochford W.I. 2017 Press this YouTube link or read ...

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