Cressing Temple Medieval BarnsBetween Braintree and Witham Category Museums & Galleries
Cressing Temple, between Witham and Braintree, is of supreme interest for its unique buildings and gardens. Given to the Knights Templar in 1137, its Grade I-listed Barley and Wheat Barns, built in the 13th century, are among the oldest timber barns and few surviving Templar buildings in England. Displays inside outline the history of the Templars and the site.
Among Cressing Temple’s many gardens, the Walled Garden is faithfully reconstructed as a Tudor pleasure garden – one of few in the country. Cream teas at ‘The Barns’ Tea Room and picnics in Cressing Temple’s gardens are popular, as well as events and weddings.
Admission and parking at Cressing Temple is usually free. There may be admission charges if there’s an event on – please check Cressing Temple future events.