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  • The Guildhall | Thaxted
    ring dating being the prime evidence Also it is not really a Guildhall as the design is more of a moote or mote hall That is a civic meeting place Many guide books mention the Cutler s Guild but not only is there no evidence that the building was associated with this guild in fact there is no evidence of such a guild in the Middle Ages and it is very unlikely that there was one What is fact is that there was a thriving cutlery industry in Thaxted at this time Therefore it is most likely they contributed financially to its construction The building has an open paved ground floor which was used as a market and meeting place and the first floor as an open gallery with window openings which could be screened when necessary The top floor was probably the Warden s living quarters As mentioned above there was a cutlery industry in Thaxted at one time it is known that over a third of the working population were involved in the trade in some way but the other trades in the town would have been associated with farming and the land When the cutlery trade began to decline and to foster and regulate trade a formal Charter of Incorporation was granted by Philip and Mary and Thaxted became a Borough This allowed the appointment of a Mayor two Bailiffs and twenty four Burgesses to form a Court of Common Council to manage the civic life of the town In 1686 the Charter was extinguished owing to the persecution of James II and during the years that followed the Guildhall fell into disrepair Yardleys Charity one of the town s existing Charities took over the Guildhall at the end of the 17th century carrying out a major

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  • Conrad Noel | Thaxted
    of England and officiated in various parishes until 1910 In 1910 the local landowner Lady Warwick also an outspoken left winger appointed Conrad Noel a Christian Socialist to the living of Thaxted He was a man of enormous energy and talent and transformed Thaxted into a maelstrom of political and cultural activity He joined the Independent Labour Party and in 1911 became a founding member of the British Socialist Party He remained vicar in Thaxted until his death in 1942 Conrad Noel s most notable action was when he hung the red flag and the flag of Sinn Féin alongside the flag of St George in the Church This led to the Battle of the Flags Flags can arouse passionate feelings as was demonstrated by this long running Battle of the Flags which disrupted Thaxted for several years Generations of Cambridge undergraduates journeyed here to remove the flags They led attacks on the church and ceremoniously pulled the flags down sparking off fist fights and other disturbances Eventually a consistory court ruled against his displaying the flags and Noel obeyed the ruling He founded the Catholic Crusade to propagate his views which had some impact in the origins of Trotskyism in Britain Conrad was inevitably dubbed The Red Vicar by the popular press as a result of his actions and beliefs But Noel s insistence that Christianity was about beauty and ritual too attracted many well known artists and musicians to Thaxted For several years the composer Gustav Holst and Conrad collaborated on musical events Nearby the Church are the almshouses built in the early 18th century to house the poor Opposite is a thatched building known as The Chantry which was once a medieval priest s house Conrad Noel was concerned by the dilapidated condition into which it had

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  • Thaxted Parish Church | Thaxted
    and the two porches the King s and the Duke s for Edward the Fourth gave the one with his arms on it North porch and Lionel Duke of Clarence gave the other marked with his coronet South porch Both porches are vaulted and both have a spiral stair leading to a room above and ending in a turret The Church was built in the form of a cathedral with a fine crossing between the main body and the chancel The hexagonal pulpit with canopy and ogee shaped base dates from c 1680 The roof is early 16th century and comprises six bays The chancel is flanked by two side chapels The left or North side is dedicated to St Thomas of Canterbury and is generally called the Becket chapel The right or South side is dedicated to Jesus mother Mary and his maternal grandmother Ann Formally known as the chapel of Our Lady and Our Lady Anne it is generally called the Lady chapel The chapel in the south transept is dedicated to St Catherine of Alexandria who was condemned to death in 800AD nailed to a cart wheel The chapel in the north transept is dedicated to St Laurence deacon of Rome but has also been known as Trinity Aisle and the Singers Chapel Since 1858 the chapel has been the home of the Lincoln Organ The Stellar the great star shaped candelabra which hangs in the cross aisle was designed by the architect Randall Wells It was originally designed for St Mary s Church Primrose Hill London NW3 but was never erected there It has been in Thaxted Church since 1910 and tells the Christmas story Matthew 1 1 17 There are 42 lights made up of 3 x 14 There were 14 generations from Abraham to King David 14 generations from King David to the Flight into Egypt and 14 generations from the Flight into Egypt to the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem The ball below the 42 lights symbolises the world therefore Jesus the Light of the World There are two organs the larger was built by Henry Lincoln in 1820 and came here from St John s Chapel Bedford Row London in 1858 The smaller Conrad Noel Memorial Organ beneath the tower arch was built in 1952 by Cedric Arnold with money raised on the death of the late Fr Conrad Noel vicar of Thaxted 1910 42 The organ built by Henry Lincoln around 1820 is now rarely played due to its failing condition and it is in need of restoration It was originally built for St John s Chapel Bedford Row London but moved to Thaxted in 1858 and was in active use here until the 1960s Over the 150 years in Thaxted the instrument has been little repaired and altered meaning that it offers a tremendous opportunity for restoration and use as a late Georgian organ If you would like to learn more about the Lincoln Organ Restoration Project or to

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  • The Windmill | Thaxted
    from Easter to end of September Built in 1804 John Webb s Windmill is a tower mill and is the only remaining windmill in Thaxted This windmill is the largest and most advanced of all the Thaxted mills and it worked for a hundred years Built to satisfy a growing demand for flour at a time of agricultural expansion it was constructed from local materials with the bricks being made and fired half a mile away in the Chelmer valley John Webb owned the farmland on which the mill was built A gallery at first floor level surrounded the mill and was used for easy loading and unloading from carts and waggons but when the mill was first built it was from this gallery that the sweeps i e the sails were individually adjusted to suit the wind This was when spring sails were fitted Later these were replaced with patent sails and thereafter all four sails could be adjusted at one time by the use of an invention known as a spider which is a centrally controlled system of levers By 1907 the mill was uneconomic to work and when offered for auction it failed to sell For years it was a playground for local children until in the 1930s some repairs were carried out so that it could be used as a scout and youth centre By the late 1950s it was again derelict and in need of repair and so it remained until 1970 when a Trust was formed to restore the building and open it to the public as a rural museum Restoration work has been carried out in stages and in 1991 the sails were re erected and turned for the first time in almost 85 years In 1996 one set of stones were restored

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  • Places To Visit | Thaxted
    Upcoming Events Saturday 19th Mar 2016 Twinning Bingo Night Thaxted Bowls Club 19 00 21 30 Home Tourism Places To Visit PLACES TO VISIT IN THAXTED Thaxted has some of the most beautiful places to visit in all of Essex although some would argue they are perhaps the most beautiful in all of England Thaxted offers tourists year round opportunities to visit some of our most famous landmarks including Thaxted

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  • Accommodation | Thaxted
    Hamperden End Debden Green Saffron Walden CB11 3NA Phone 01279 850309 Map Holiday Cottages Bed and Breakfasts 2 Self catering cottages and a bed and breakfast Totmans Farm Dunmow Road Thaxted Essex CM6 2LU Phone 01371 830233 Website www thaxtedholidaycottages co uk Map Holly Oak Farm Campsite Campsites Mrs Sorrell Caravan Club Members only Holly Oak Farm Bardfield End Green CM6 3PZ Phone 01371 830641 Map Lovecote Lodge Camping and Caravan Site Campsites Camping and Caravan Club members only Lovecote Lodge Chickney Road Henham CM22 6BH Phone 01279 850562 Map Steepleview B B Bed and Breakfasts Family run bed and breakfast in the historical town of Thaxted Steepleview 61 Newbiggen Street Thaxted Cm6 2qs Phone 01371 831263 Mobile 07949 589325 Email info steepleviewthaxted co uk Website http www steepleviewthaxted co uk Map Thaxted Bed and Breakfast Bed and Breakfasts 5 self contained suites each with sitting room bedroom and shower room Totmans Farm Dunmow Road Thaxted Essex CM6 2LU Phone 01371 830233 Website http www thaxtedandstanstedbandb co uk Map The Dairy Bed and Breakfasts Sibleys Green Thaxted Essex CM6 2NU Phone 01371 830401 Mobile 07889 520967 Richard Yeldham 07801 545676 Margaret Yeldham Fax 01371 830401 Website http www thedairybandb co

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  • Food and Drink | Thaxted
    Dance 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Upcoming Events Saturday 19th Mar 2016 Twinning Bingo Night Thaxted Bowls Club 19 00 21 30 Home Food and Drink Green s Butchers and Bakers Butchers Eating places Butchers bakery cakes and sandwiches to take away 1A Town Street Thaxted CM6 2LD Phone 01371 830133 Map Ian Barnard Eating places Catering Services Phone 01371 830961 India Villa Eating places Indian Restaurant 20 Watling Street Thaxted Essex CM6 2PE Phone 01371 831189 Map Ocean Delight Eating places Fish and Chips to eat in or take away Closed Sunday and Monday Phone 01371 830909 Parrishes Eating places Pubs 36 Town Street Thaxted Essex CM6 2LA Phone 01371 830482 Map The Farmhouse Inn Eating places Hotels Pubs Hotel Inn and Restaurant Monk Street Thaxted Essex CM6 2NR Phone 01371 830864 Fax 01371 831196 Email info farmhouseinn org Website http www farmhouseinn org Map The Maypole Eating places Pubs 31 Mill End Thaxted Essex CM6 2LT Phone 01371 831152 Map The Star Restaurant and Bar Eating places Pubs The Star Restaurant and Bar Good food and fine Ales Mill End Thaxted Essex CM6 2LT Phone 01371 238118

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  • Special Events | Thaxted
    Bowls Club 19 00 21 30 Home Tourism Special Events THAXTED SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR 2014 This page is awaiting details of the events for the year If you are planning an event and want to know if the date is free consult the calendar to the left of all pages and contact the website general enquiries For further details of these and many more events use the calendar on the

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