Welcome To Hadleigh!
"Hadleigh, you are beautiful. And beautiful almost doesn't seem descriptive
enough. You are a shining example of the beauty of England. Through all the
trash I talk about England's weather and food, when I think of Hadleigh I don't
think I'd even mind the rain."
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Hadleigh, Essex: The Details
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HADLEIGH is a small town in the county of Essex and the Borough Castle Point in England with a population of around 18,000 located approximately 5 miles west of the seaside resort of Southend on Sea and 35 miles east of London. It is best known for the Norman, Grade 1 listed, St. James The Less Church in the centre of the town and the 13th century Hadleigh Castle, painted by Constable, which overlooks the River Thames. There are many places to go in Hadleigh, There are three woods, A huge country park, Castle ruins. The areas around Hadleigh are just as good, you have Southend-On-Sea, Leigh-On-Sea, Old Leigh, And more.
A little history:
Hadleigh as a settlement has been occupied since approx. 500BC. 'Hadleigh' is a Saxon word and means 'a clearing in the heath'.
Oaks from the area supplied the repairs of The Tower Of London in 1272 and 1275. Around this time, most of the land in south-eastern Essex would have been woodland. Hadleigh would have been a small village. Villagers would have been occupied as farmers, shepards, rush gatherers, cheese makers and wood cutters. Produce could be bought and sold at the weekly market (which still runs today!) wich was founded in 1246
Hadleigh's Coordinates are: 51.5535°N 0.6095°E
For details on all of the places to visit around Hadleigh visit the different pages of this site.
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