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  • Thaxted Almshouses
    much that it was unsuitable for its original purpose The Rev Conrad Noel the Vicar at that time then purchased it and turned it into a single dwelling now belonging to the church The adjacent tiled almshouse building built around 1714 probably on the site of an earlier chantry house used to comprise eight tenements under one roof and in 1830 was occupied by sixteen aged persons 13 widows a

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  • Send page by email | Thaxted
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Sugar Beet Barn 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 Send page by email Your email Your name Send to Enter multiple addresses separated by commas and or different lines

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  • Open Spaces | Thaxted
    can enjoy the fresh country air Whether you re hoping to bring a picnic read the paper play with your kids walk your dog or just relax and unwind there are several locations in Thaxted where you can enjoy being outdoors Below is a list of some recommendations The Windmill John Webb s Windmill features a fenced area surrounding the Windmill with benches and plenty of space to lay a picnic This space is open year round The Windmill itself is open to the public 2 00 pm to 6 00 pm Saturdays Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to end of September If you visit at the right time of year you might just find the Classic Car exhibition in this space Location From the junction of Watling Street and Bolford Street walk past the church and between the two Almshouses Proceed straight ahead through the first kissing gate past the churchyard and through the second kissing gate This route has to be the most photographed in Thaxted Margaret St Garden Margaret St Garden is a small communal area with a bench and a small space for picnics Morris dancing and craft fairs are occasionally held here Location Behind India Villa at the junction of Margaret St and Bell Lane Recreation Ground The Thaxted Recreation Ground include a playing field a basketball netball court and children s play area Location Thaxted Recreation Ground Newbiggen Street Thaxted Essex CM6 2PT As you leave Thaxted on the B184 heading for Saffron Walden the car park entrance is on the right hand side just beyond the last house Walnut Tree Meadow Walnut Tree Meadow is a large open space where you can take a stroll walk your dog or enjoy a picnic Location From the junction of Town Street and The Tanyard

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  • Open Spaces | Thaxted
    residents alike can enjoy the fresh country air Whether you re hoping to bring a picnic read the paper play with your kids walk your dog or just relax and unwind there are several locations in Thaxted where you can enjoy being outdoors Below is a list of some recommendations The Windmill John Webb s Windmill features a fenced area surrounding the Windmill with benches and plenty of space to lay a picnic This space is open year round The Windmill itself is open to the public 2 00 pm to 6 00 pm Saturdays Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to end of September If you visit at the right time of year you might just find the Classic Car exhibition in this space Location From the junction of Watling Street and Bolford Street walk past the church and between the two Almshouses Proceed straight ahead through the first kissing gate past the churchyard and through the second kissing gate This route has to be the most photographed in Thaxted Margaret St Garden Margaret St Garden is a small communal area with a bench and a small space for picnics Morris dancing and craft fairs are occasionally held here Location Behind India Villa at the junction of Margaret St and Bell Lane Recreation Ground The Thaxted Recreation Ground include a playing field a basketball netball court and children s play area Location Thaxted Recreation Ground Newbiggen Street Thaxted Essex CM6 2PT As you leave Thaxted on the B184 heading for Saffron Walden the car park entrance is on the right hand side just beyond the last house Walnut Tree Meadow Walnut Tree Meadow is a large open space where you can take a stroll walk your dog or enjoy a picnic Location From the junction of Town Street and

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  • Open Spaces
    of September If you visit at the right time of year you might just find the Classic Car exhibition in this space Location From the junction of Watling Street and Bolford Street walk past the church and between the two Almshouses Proceed straight ahead through the first kissing gate past the churchyard and through the second kissing gate This route has to be the most photographed in Thaxted Margaret St Garden Margaret St Garden is a small communal area with a bench and a small space for picnics Morris dancing and craft fairs are occasionally held here Location Behind India Villa at the junction of Margaret St and Bell Lane Recreation Ground The Thaxted Recreation Ground include a playing field a basketball netball court and children s play area Location Thaxted Recreation Ground Newbiggen Street Thaxted Essex CM6 2PT As you leave Thaxted on the B184 heading for Saffron Walden the car park entrance is on the right hand side just beyond the last house Walnut Tree Meadow Walnut Tree Meadow is a large open space where you can take a stroll walk your dog or enjoy a picnic Location From the junction of Town Street and The Tanyard next

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  • The Guildhall | Thaxted
    and 1475 Tree 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

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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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  • The Guildhall
    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 restoration enclosing and panelling much of the first floor and equipping it for use as a school which was also Yardleys Charity s responsibility Thaxted Grammar School operated in the Guildhall until 1878 providing free education for 30 boys adding education for 20 girls after 1830 In those days children started

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