Brightlingsea (2), Essex, England
 
The Cinque Ports Wreck House, Brightlingsea, Essex, England, Great Britain
Brightlingsea, Essex.

The Cinque Ports Wreck House built around 1811. This building is called the "Cinque Ports Warehouse" in the 1829 parish Ratebook - a reference to the Status of Brightlingsea until 1811 as the only limb of the Cinque Ports north of the Thames Estuary.

It would have been used to store items retrieved from wrecks and is believed to be last example of such a wreckhouse within the former area of jurisdiction of the Cinque Ports and a rare surviving example of this type of building.

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Jacobes Hall, Brightlingsea, Essex, England, Great Britain
Brightlingsea, Essex.

Jacobes Hall, reputedly the oldest timber-framed building in England, built during the fourteenth century. It was, originally, just the central portion being one large room open to the roof. The east and west wings were added soon after and the brick turret was added in the 15th century.

The narrow spacing between the beams is said to indicate its early date. In the constructions of later years the spacing became wider and wider as timber became less plentiful

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A Timber-Framed Hall House, Brightlingsea, Essex, England, Great Britain
Brightlingsea, Essex.

A little further along the same road was another timber-framed hall house possibly dating from the 15th century.

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All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England, Great Britain
Brightlingsea, Essex.

About one and a half miles from the town centre All Saints Church is a grade I listed building built around 1250 and is not easily missed having a tower not far short of 100 feet high. Most of the building is covered in flushwork, which is extraordinary, and also incorporates parts of an earlier Norman church.

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