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  View of the village of Dedham on the edge of Dedham Vale, Essex, England   The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Dedham.

This church was built in the 15th Century with money provided by local cloth manufacturer Thomas Webbe. Building was started in the same year that Columbus discovered America.

The tower is particularly imposing for a church of this size and featured in a number of Constable's paintings.

 

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  View of High Street, Dedham, Essex, England   High Street, Dedham.

Some ancient half-timbered buildings in High Street. It is sometimes the case that, where there appears to be a mixture of building styles, some of the buildings have a Georgian frontage but the structure behind is much older.

 

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  View of the Marlborough Head Inn, Dedham, Essex, England   Marlborough Head Inn.

This fine old half-timbered building was a house in Medieval times and only became an inn in the very early 1700s.

 

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  Photo of the River Stour, Dedham, Essex, England   The River Stour.

This view is just downstream of the lock, featured in one of Constable's paintings, near the road bridge over the river.

The people on the left bank are on the public footpath to East Bergholt and Flatford. The distance is about 1½ miles to either place from this point.

 

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