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From: "colleen" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] trip to Essex
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 00:18:42 +0100
You can get a train from central London to Epping, I may be wrong - if so,
someone please correct me - but I think that might be the nearest station.
>From Epping, it's around 7 or 8 miles to Navestock, I would think there must
be a bus to Navestock from there, hopefully someone on Essex list will know.
You will love the church and graveyard at Navestock, St Thomas's church,
which is on Shonks Mill Road, is beautiful and surrounded by a graveyard in
perfectly;y landscaped grounds.
Walk down the hill a little after you've seen the church and on you left
you'll see stunning Navestock Hall, with livestock and peacocks running
around its grounds. The owners of the hall run a dried flower and gift shop
with a tea shop where you can have delightful afternoon tea. Even better, in
the grounds of the hall is an ancient grain store on legs which has been
converted into a farm and domestic machinery and equipment museum. So if
your ancestors were farm workers who worked at the hall you can see the
implement they used to do their jobs.
If you're a confident driver and you can afford it, my advice would be to go
mad and hire a car. If you're coming here to visit several places for your
family history research that will give you so much more freedom and you will
see much more than you ever will if you use public transport. Then you
could stop outside of Central London which would save you a fair amount in
hotel charges. I've know a couple of Americans who drove here, they said
they found it a bit stressful because the roads, regulations and speeds are
very different to those at home, but they were still glad that they drove.
I've driven in America and found that more stressful than driving here, but
I'm glad I did it because I saw so much more and it was all part of the
experience for me.
----- Original Message -----
From: "barbara greyling" <>
> I am from South Africa and will be visiting England next year during June.
> My ancestor Joshua Prior is buried in Navestock and I presume at a local
> church graveyard.
> What I want to know is, how far is Navestock from central London? Is it
> easy to get there by train or a bus? Is it in Essex?
> I do hope someone can help me with the information.
> Thank you very much
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