Please note: This house does not offer free entry to Historic House members.
For alternative options please see other opening options.

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Overview

It has been the family home of the Clark family since it was purchased on behalf of the Plessey Company by Sir Allen Clark in 1946. Since that time it has been developed by successive generations of the family into a highly successful and diversified rural business which incorporates five main enterprises: weddings and events, property management, a  9 hole parkland golf course, one of the best partridge shoots in the UK and a productive arable farm.

Braxted Park is not only a beautiful and unusual place. It is also an important feature of the local community and environment and has a vital role to play in terms of local employment as well as heritage conservation. All our businesses contribute to this beautiful estate’s maintenance as one of the jewels in the Essex landscape.


Opening
Opening

Visit by Invitation to View tour only.

Find Us
Find us

Travelling from Witham on A12 – At Rivenhall End turn left, then turn right onto Henry Dixon Road, signedposted Silver End, Rivenhall.  Continue forward onto Braxted Park Road.  Turn left onto The Avenue

Travelling south on A12 from Colchester. At Rivenhall End branch left, then turn right onto Braxted Park Road, signposted Great Braxted.  Turn left onto The Avenue.

Travellling south on B1022 from Tiptree, turn right onto Braxted Park Road after Tiptree Heath continue forward. Turn right onto The Avenue.

Travelling North on B1022 from Heybridge, just after North Great Totham, turn left onto Braxted Lane, signposted Great Braxted.  Turn left onto Tiptree Road.  Turn right onto Bung Row.  Turn right onto Sextons Lane.  Turn left onto Braxted Park Road.  Turn right onto The Avenue.

Forthcoming Tours

28 Apr 2020
11AM - 1PM | £18.00

19 May 2020
11AM - 1PM | £18.00

16 Jun 2020
11AM - 1PM | £18.00

Tour Overview

Estate grounds and hermitage.

Tour duration

1.5 hours

Tour prices

£18

Refreshments

Tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits.

Access notes

The paths are gravel therefore not ideal for wheelchairs.

 


Opening
Opening

Visit by Invitation to View tour only.

Find Us
Find us

Travelling from Witham on A12 – At Rivenhall End turn left, then turn right onto Henry Dixon Road, signedposted Silver End, Rivenhall.  Continue forward onto Braxted Park Road.  Turn left onto The Avenue

Travelling south on A12 from Colchester. At Rivenhall End branch left, then turn right onto Braxted Park Road, signposted Great Braxted.  Turn left onto The Avenue.

Travellling south on B1022 from Tiptree, turn right onto Braxted Park Road after Tiptree Heath continue forward. Turn right onto The Avenue.

Travelling North on B1022 from Heybridge, just after North Great Totham, turn left onto Braxted Lane, signposted Great Braxted.  Turn left onto Tiptree Road.  Turn right onto Bung Row.  Turn right onto Sextons Lane.  Turn left onto Braxted Park Road.  Turn right onto The Avenue.

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Fun Facts

The Hermitage at Braxted Park, formerly known, inaccurately, as the Ice House, is one of the most mysterious and enigmatic lakeside buildings in any English parkland setting. Architectural and garden historians are perplexed by its origins and rarely can agree on its original function. The best guess is that it was some sort of “folly” probably originally commissioned by the first Peter DuCane when he built Braxted Park with Sir Robert Taylor in the late 18th century.