POSTPONED: LCC Alumnae Association Visit to Cressing Temple and Barns

Location: Witham Road, Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD

Date(s): Sat 24 June - Sat 24 June

Time: 11:00 - 1:00

Event Details:

Please note, this trip has been postponed and is likely to now take place in September. Please watch this space for the latest updates, or contact Judith Roberts (LCC Alumnae Association Events Sub-Committee) on for more information.


Join us as we visit Cressing Temple and Barns in Essex on 24 June 2017 at 11am.

This is a very special historic site, originally in the possession of the Knights Templar from 1136 until the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII. Now the site comprises two 13th Century barns, a 16th Century granary and some splendid Tudor gardens, all of which represent some of the finest examples of their type in the country.

Our tour will be led by Helen Gibson, a Lucy Cavendish alumna (see Nautilus 10) and the historian of the site, in addition to being a guide. The visit will comprise a tour of the buildings, an illustrated presentation on the history of the site, a tour of the garden and lunch, which may be taken in the Tiptree Restaurant (booking required) or in the grounds as a picnic.

For more information about Cressing Temple and Barns, please visit

Getting there:

By car: the Cressing site is about a one-hour drive from Cambridge. There are already a few car places available and we would be grateful for other alumnae with space in their car to offer lifts to non-drivers.

By train: White Notley station is on the Liverpool Street to Braintree main line.  If you let us know that you will be coming by train, we can arrange to pick you up at the station.

Enquiries and booking:

Entrance is free, but please let us know you are coming (and how you will get there) by emailing President of the Alumnae Association, Judith Roberts on

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