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Rochford Old House Guided Tours (Historic Rochford walking tours can be booked separately)

Rochford Town Team

Rochford Old House Guided Tours (Historic Rochford...
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Old House Tour
This guided tour of the Old House is an inside tour only. If the weather is good then walking tours around Historic Rochford are also available (starting at the Old House) and can be booked separately (see Rochford Town Team's Eventbrite page at
30 min before event starts Free  

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Rochford is a medieval market town, recorded in the Doomsday Book. Steeped in history, Rochford Town has many tales to tell. 

A gem of the numerous listed buildings and a 'must see' is The Old House. Attractive from the outside, here is an opportunity to see it from the inside, with an informative tour guide to take you back in time.

Originally built in 1270, it is the oldest secular building in the area and reputedly haunted. Over the years the building has housed large families with servants, a haberdashery, cobblers, chandlers and solicitors. Built of a timber frame with wattle and daub panels the house really was the height of luxury in medieval England.

A Rochford Town Team heritage display will also be on view in The Old House.

Simply select the time you would like to take the tour and click 'register' then you will be able to select your ticket/s.

Please note that The Old House is not accessible by wheelchair.

Guided tours around parts of Historic Rochford will also be available and will start from the Old House. Your in-costume guide will tell you more about Rochford’s rich and colourful heritage. 

Go to to book a tour around Historic Rochford.

Historic Rochford

The Historic Rochford guided walks are short in distance, so suitable for most. However, some parts of the trail include narrow walkways and pavements, so we ask participants to watch their step.

Do you have questions about Rochford Old House Guided Tours (Historic Rochford walking tours can be booked separately)? Contact Rochford Town Team

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The Old House
17 South Street
SS4 1BL Rochford
United Kingdom


Rochford Town Team

Rochford Town Team aims to raise awareness of Rochford's unique historic character. A Heritage Lottery grant helped us create a Heritage Trail covering many historic places in this ancient market town. Discover more with our free mobile App (search for 'Historic Rochford' in your app store), buy a 48-page A5 Heritage Trail booklet for just £3, come on a Guided Tour or browse our Historic Rochford webpages. 


Rochford is one of the oldest and most historic towns in Essex, with a long connection to kings, queens and other prominent people. Its history embraces smugglers, coaching inns, the Boleyn family and a rich Christian heritage, including the Peculiar People.

Guided tours around parts of Historic Rochford and 'The Old House' are organised periodically or can be pre-booked. In-costume guides add colour as you 'step back in time'.

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