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A great site in a rural location with plenty of great walks

My wife and I stayed here in January, the weather had not been good and Nigel very kindly put us on the hard standing. We had a great weekend and if you like walking this is a beautiful location for walks into the historic Dedham where there are plenty of places to eat and drink. I would recommend the Dedham Boathouse, the Old Bakery Cafe. Take the time to explore this historic village there is some evidence of Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman presence in the vicinity, By the end of the fifteenth century, when wealthy clothiers financed the building of the present church, Dedham had become a thriving industrial town. During the seventeenth century the wool trade was in serious decline but the town's importance as a centre for local trade was increased by its ecclesiastical significance. A lectureship had been set up around 1577 to preach the 'pure' word of God in this Puritan area and the lecture coinciding with the weekly market drew audiences from miles around. The Grammar School, where the celebrated painter John Constable was later a pupil, was founded at about the same time. Nigel could not be more helpful and added to the enjoyment of our weekend.

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