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Paycocke’s House and Garden, Coggeshall

Paycocke House pic copyright Essex Records Office

Photo: Essex Records Office

A stunning Tudor merchant’s house in the pretty Essex village of Coggeshall. This wealthy merchant’s house was built to impress and has someĀ  stunning woodcarving and elaborate panelling. It was built around 1500 for Thomas Paycocke, a businessman who made his fortune from the manufacture of woollen cloth. The house is a grand example of the wealth generated in East Anglia by the cloth trade in the 16th century.

You can visit the house and discover its history and discover theĀ  fascinating story of its riches to rags decline and Edwardian 20-year restoration. There is also a lovely cottage garden, a National Trust tearoom and gift shop.

For opening times and further information, please visit the National Trust website.

Paycocke’s House and Garden, 25 West Street, Coggeshall, CO6 1NS



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