In response to increasing concerns around the impact of COVID-19 we have made the decision to cancel all events until further notice. 

If you would like to join The Coggeshall Society please complete this form and return it to the Membership Secretary:

New members form[22496]

For any other enquiries contact the Secretary by email at: coggsoc.secretary@yahoo.com

The Coggeshall Society AGM

Given the current circumstances the committee has decided that we should hold the AGM in a paper format.  Therefore please find attached:

Click on the link in blue to open each document

As per the process outlined in the attachment, I would be most grateful to receive any comments by 7th October either by email (coggsoc.secretary@yahoo.com) or by post to 22 East Street, Coggeshall, CO6 1SH

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, and thank you for your understanding and patience during these times.

Mrs Verity Barclay, Secretary, The Coggeshall Society   Tel: 01376 564025

Minutes 2020 – AGM October 14th

Summer Lunch 11th July 2020

Due to the restrictions imposed by lockdown we are asking everyone to organise their own Summer Lunch on Saturday 11th July. This can be as a family or with one other family in their garden. Please take a photograph and send it to michaelbowes3@gmail.com so we can share each event with members.

Photographs of each lunch will be posted on this website. (Click on The Coggeshall Society menu above)

Coggeshall Neighbourhood Plan

The latest draft of the Coggeshall Neighbourhood Plan has been sent to Braintree District Council and is now at the final stage of public consultation soon. Further information can be found at : http://www.coggeshall-np.com



Two books have been produced on the historic market town of Coggeshall:

‘Discovering Coggeshall – Timber-framed buildings  in the town centre’ is a street by street guide to the main timber-framed buildings in the town.

‘Discovering Coggeshall 2’ – This is the final volume of the Discovering Coggeshall project and has chapters on the development of the town, who lived where in 1575 and what they did for a living, the wool trade, the layout of the town and the carpentry of the buildings.  230 pages with many coloured maps, photos and illustrations 

Discovering Coggeshall Book

This is the website of The Coggeshall Society, which was established to stimulate an interest in conservation and planning for the parish of Coggeshall.

In 2010 the Society began a community project – Discovering Coggeshall, to establish accurate dates for the timber-framed buildings in the centre of the town in order to trace how Coggeshall developed over the centuries.

The website will be of interest to anyone interested in the history and development of Coggeshall.