Leisure, Culture & Tourism
- Leisure, Culture & Tourism Overview
- Leisure Facilities
- District Gallery
- District Tour
- Events and Activities
- London 2012
- Places to Stay
- Sport and Physical Activity
- Visit Rochford District
- Woodlands, Parks and Open Spaces
Rochford is surrounded by history and historic buildings and in South Street, Rochford lies a most impressive thirteenth century timber-framed house. It is of much interest in the town, having undergone a major programme of restoration. It is certainly a jewel in Rochford's crown and harbours a good many secrets.
The 'Old House' as it is locally known is the oldest surviving building in the area and has been designated a Grade I listed building. Its age is comparable only to that of Canewdon church and Prittlewell Priory. To look at the geographical position of these three buildings is to realise that they have always been important local landmarks. They form a straight line from north to south and it is likely that a major routeway connected them.
Rochford District Council bought The Old House in June 1982.