The Coggeshall Society

Another Occasional Newsletter

 I don’t want to get into the habit of writing to you all, but another Newsletter is now required. In March when I last wrote I said your Committee hoped very much that our Lectures/Meetings could recommence in September.

As things are at present and taking account of the Government’s current guidelines, this is becoming a reality.  So please put 8th September in your diary. I rather hope it has been there in pencil and now it is just a matter of inking it in. 

Local author James Henry will give a talk From Denton to Colchester. I am sure that some of you will have read his books. 

I also want you please to put the date of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in your diary – Wednesday 13th October. I know that AGMs can be a bit dull, but your Committee is anxious to bring you up to date with the various local matters; to tell you about our plans for 2022; to seek your thoughts on future outings and to hopefully endorse your Committee’s recommendations on the paying of subscriptions. There is, of course the usual items of the Annual Accounts and election of the Committee.

The meetings will take place as usual at Christ Church at 8pm.

This is your Society and we are very grateful for your support, especially over the past 18 months, so please do continue to show support and join us at the meetings.  

Please continue to take care and stay well.  I shall look forward to seeing you on 8th. September.

Julian Prideaux

1st August 2021

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 Spring Newsletter

Please click on the link below:

Statement on the proposed provision of a skateboard ramp

Coggeshall Neighbourhood Plan adopted

The Coggeshall Neighbourhood Plan can now be used when considering planning applications after it was formally adopted at a meeting of Braintree District Council’s Full Council on Monday (July 26, 2021).

Further information can be found at : http://www.coggeshall-np.com


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

Copies of  ‘Discovering Coggeshall’ can be purchased from Julian Prideaux (Tel: 01376 564437)

‘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.