Places to visit in Essex
Grange Barn, Little Coggeshall
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This barn, early C13 origin and rebuilt in C14, is cared for by the National Trust. It is an impressive size at over 130 feet long. It is timber framed, weatherboarded, roofed with handmade red plain tiles, and has six bays, aisles and two porches.
The barn was originally associated with the Cistercian, Coggeshall Abbey. There is an exhibition of farm carts.
Visiting information may be found on the National Trust website linked above.
A detailed report on the architecture of the building can be found on English Heritage website.
Other useful information on the Coggeshall Grange Barn website edited by volunteers and friends of the Barn.
1921 Census now on Findmypast
The 1921 census which gives details of almost 38 million individuals is now available on Findmypast. Start now to discover your ancestors. At the moment access is pay-per-view.
Find your Essex Ancestors in the Parish Registers
The Essex Record Office 'ERO' are custodians of the parish registers of Essex. Ancestry.co.uk have now transcribed the entire collection of Essex parish registers. Search now on Ancestry for your Essex ancestors. Then on the results page click on ‘request image’ and you will be taken to the ERO website where you can purchase an image of the relevant page.
Visit our Parish Registers of Essex page for more information.
Find your Ancestors in the Newspapers
Newspaper archives are now a very important source of information for researching your family tree.
Try our example search to help you discover if your ancestors are in the British Newspaper Archive.
Looking for pictures to add to your family tree album?
Ebay is a good source of old images of Essex towns and villages. If you're looking for pictures to add to your family tree album, then try one of the auctions, or there are several 'Buy It Now' shops offering postcards which have been touched up and improved - so if you're unsure about bidding, try these.
Link below already formatted for Essex and Postcards.