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Museum, free entry

Finchingfield Guildhall

Finchingfield Guildhall

Contact

Kiki Wood

01371 811333

Address

Church Hill,
Finchingfield,
Essex,
CM7 4NN

Details

Finchingfield is a charming destination with the village green, pond, several pubs, tea rooms, Windmill, Norman church and Guildhall. The Guildhall was built around 1470 by the Guild of the Holy Trinity to house a Guild of priests and to provide a schoolroom for the boys of the village. The Guildroom has been used for a place of learning for more than five centuries. Free entry, guided tours available, price on application.

The Building fell into disrepair and following the second world war attempts were made to restore the site. Unfortunately inappropriate materials were used, and architectural details were covered up. In 2008 the Finchingfield Guildhall trust was formed to save the site from dereliction. After several years bidding for funding, the build started in earnest in 2011. Expert craftsmen were employed using ancient techniques, and local materials were sourced.

In keeping with its original purpose in 2014 the building is now a stimulating heritage based facility for all.

" A wonderful tour, lovely people"

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for groupsSmoking not allowedWedding receptions

The Guidhall is fully accessible with a wheelchair ramp to the side of the building and a lift to the 1st floor.

Opening details

Private tours/ venue viewings can be arranged outside our normal opening times

Prices

Free entry

Guided tours available, price on application
Venue Hire: price on application.

Directions

See location of Finchingfield Guildhall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 685328  Lat: 51.96812 Long: 0.45143

Finchingfield is 25 minutes from Stansted Airport. The Finchingfield Guildhall is on the B1053 Braintree to Saffron Walden road. It is sited on Church Hill , Finchingfield, next to the Church of St. John the Baptist. There is free parking in the streets nearby.

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions

The Guidhall is fully accessible with a wheelchair ramp to the side of the building and a lift to the 1st floor.