Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Witham is an old market town in Essex on the River Brain, 9 miles from Chelmsford. The correct pronunciation is "Wittam".

It is situated on the Great Road, the Roman road that ran from London to Colchester.

Along the main street are Georgian houses and coaching inns, including the outstanding timber framed and bow windowed Spread Eagle.

There is a statue of the crime writer Dorothy L. Sayers, the creator of Lord Peter Wimsey, who lived in Witham.

St. Nicholas` Church was rebuilt in the 14th century, and is in the older settlement of Chipping Hill, where Edward the Elder built one of his burhs against the Danes, and where the Market Place was later situated.

The poet and composer Thomas Campion was born at Witham.

Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Witham for groups.

Places in Witham

St. Nicholas` Church, Witham Station