PLEASE REMEMBER CRESSING TEMPLE BARNS DO NOT ALLOW DOGS ON SITE
Cressing Temple is in the county of Essex in Eastern England. It is between the towns of Witham and Braintree. It is relatively close to several major towns including Chelmsford, Colchester, Cambridge, & Ipswich. The M25 motorway around London is 1/2 hour away. The M11 is a similar travel time. The International port at Harwich which connects to The Hook of Holland is an hours drive.
Postal Address is Cressing Temple, Witham Road, Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD
Cressing Temple is situated on the B1018 between Braintree and Witham. OS Ref: TL799187.
Attention Sat Nav owners. There have been reports of Sat Navs (especially Tom Toms) trying to send visitors down the railway line in Witham. Some Sat Navs (and internet road planners) do not recognise Cressing Temple as a location therefore please enter Cressing and follows signs from there. Also note that the post code covers a huge area. Once you are on the B1018 just look out to the north to see the two Great Barns and the Granary which are easily visible from the road.
Directions from the A12 (the A12 is a major road from the M25 running through Essex & Suffolk)
From Colchester: take the A12 south. Leave the A12 at Marks Tey. Then follow signs for Stansted airport. On the Braintree bypass you will see the brown signs for Cressing Temple Barns at the Gallows corner roundabout. At this point you are 10/15 minutes from the Barns. Follow the brown direction signs.
From Chelmsford / London. Leave the A12 at Witham, pass by the petrol station on the right. Take the first exit off the roundabout and enter Witham. Cross the mini-roundabout and pass through two sets of traffic lights to a mini-roundabout beside a car park on the left. Turn left and then pass straight over a double mini-roundabout. At the end of the road turn left and after 100 yards you will be at the Labour Party Hall roundabout.
Pass straight over and then go over the railway bridge. Pass straight over the next roundabout and take the first exit at the next. Keep left at the double mini-roundabouts and leave Witham towards Braintree (B1018). Cressing Temple can be seen from the road after about three miles. Turn right into Temple Lane and then immediately right after fifty yards into the Cressing Temple drive marked with a large black and white sign.
Directions from the M11/A120
From Stansted take the A120 toward Colchester. Leave the dual carriageway at the Gallows Corner roundabout on the Braintree ring road. Take the 4th exit towards Witham (B1018). You will see permanent road signs (brown) indicating the direction of Cressing Temple Barns. Follow the main road for two miles. Cressing Temple is signposted to the left and the entrance is only fifty yards from the slip road.
From Harwich International Sea Port
Head along the A120 toward Colchester and then take the A12 south. Leave the A12 at Marks Tey. Then follow signs for Stansted airport. On the Braintree bypass you will see the brown signs for Cressing Temple Barns at the Gallows corner roundabout toward Witham on the B1018. At this point you are 10/15 minutes from the Barns. Follow the brown signs.
Please note there is not bus service from Witham railway station, which is about 6 miles from Cressing Temple Barns
Nearest rail station is Witham which is a 10 minute taxi ride. Local taxi company Knights Taxi’s 01376 518383.
Where to Stay
If you are staying in the area for the weekend, the local Visitor Information Centre can help with information on where to stay. The Visit North Essex website also has details of where to stay, click here
Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall, 61 Newland Street, Witham CM8 2FE
Monday to Thursday 09.00 – 16.30
Friday 09.30 – 16.00