Great Wakering is a large village located in the east of the Rochford District. People have lived in this area since the late Neolithic times and the listing of two manors in the Domesday Book of 1086, show how important it was during the Ages.
The traditional industry of brick making has carried on here since Tudor times and is still an important industry for the area today.
The Church of St Nicholas dates from the 12th century and is situated at the far end of the High Street.
Did you know?
Great Wakering has been recorded as the driest place in England.