Creeksea Place – a forgotten Tudor Mansion

As wedding fair season approaches this month’s post is on Creeksea Place, a wedding venue in Essex.  I visited Creeksea Place 11 miles south-east of Maldon back in the summer. Owned by the Bertorelli Family, it has been a wedding venue since 2000. It started life as a Tudor Mansion and over the centuries has been a residential home, farmhouse, school and military base. It is believed the current house dates from around 1569 and likely to have been built for Sir Arthur Harris and his new wife Dorothy to live in. In the National Archives the record of the death of William Harris, father of Arthur, refers to ‘the New House’.… Read More Creeksea Place – a forgotten Tudor Mansion

Presidential Purleigh – George Washington and his links with Essex, England

George Washington, the first president of the United States of America in 1789. He grew up at Bridges Creek in Virginia and was the son of Augustine and Mary Ball Washington but did you know that the ancestors of America’s first president had their origins in England, and that they have a link to my… Read More Presidential Purleigh – George Washington and his links with Essex, England