This ancient Essex town of Maldon, with its oldest part sitting high on a hill overlooking the Blackwater estuary, has a rich and varied history just waiting to be explored.

MALDON is famous for the Hythe, which is the home to many of the remaining Thames barges, and the district offers visitors a wide range of places to visit and activities to enjoy.

It is also well known for its Promenade Park, originally created on the sloping bank of the River Blackwater over one hundred years ago. Popular with visitors and residents alike, this park is the centre of summer fun with playgrounds and various childrens activity areas including the very popular splash park.

Being one of the oldest recorded towns in Essex, a walk up the High Street to the crest of the town reveals many buildings whose brick facades conceal medieval timber frames. At the junction of the High Street and Market Hill stands the tower of St Peters which is attached to the building erected in 1704 by Dr Thomas Plume to house his famous library and the Maldon's grammar school. The school has long since moved and the ground floor now contains the Maeldune Centre which displays the Maldon Embroidery depicting life in the town from the Battle of Maldon to the present day.

Further along is the Moot Hall, built in the 15th century for the d'Arcy family and most recently used as the council chambers, magistrates court and police station. Another few yards and you will reach the 13th century All Saints' Church, famous for it's trianglar tower and Washington Window.

Market Hill, lined with more timber framed buildings including the old workhouse, leads steeply down to Fullbridge at the crossing of the River Chelmer. This area was once a thriving port with it's wharves busy unloading ships laden with timber and other materials. It is also the home of Maldon's old railway station building which has survived despite the railway being closed in 1964. At the end of Station Road you will find the Combined Military Services Museum containing a large collection of weapons and armoury and other displays.


Maldon Events in the next 7 days
Plume School Christmas Craft & Gift Fayre
Thursday 27th November 2014 17:00 - 20:00
Plume School, Fambridge Road, Maldon  
Visit our festive feast of original craft, food and Christmas gift ideas along with Father Christmas and his grotto!
More details: Enquiries & Stalls: 01621 854681 and ask for the Community Team.
Maldon Promenaders present 'Turn your radio on'
Friday 28th November 2014
Maldon Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon   CM9 4RL
A nostalgic look at the history of radio. All profits go to local charities St Clare's Day Centre & The Maldon Pioneers. Performances Fri & Sat PM 20:00 and Sat Matinee 14:30. Enquiries & tickets: Maldon Tourist Information centre, Wenlock Way, High Street, Maldon. CM9 5AD. 01621 856503 or email: or phone Trevor on 01621 856078 or visit:
Cost: £8 Stalls £7 (Concessions £6 on Saturday only)
Friends of the Moot Hall - Handbell Ringing Group
Friday 28th November 2014 19:15
The Blue Boar Hotel, Silver Street, Maldon   CM9 5QE
Enjoy the dextrous musical resonance of the handbells team, a sound like no other, brought to you by The Friends of The Moot Hall. Bar service, snacks and raffle.
Cost: £3 Members £5 Non members
More details: The Maldon Tourist Information Centre, Wenlock Way, High Street, Maldon. 01621 856503
Christmas Light Up
Saturday 29th November 2014 15.30
Outside All Saints Church, High Street, Maldon   CM9 4QE
Traditional festive Christmas light switch on
The Darkwood Quartet, a wind concert
Saturday 29th November 2014 Concert from 1:00 pm - 2:00pm, refreshments from 12:30 pm
Malden United Reformed Church, Market Hill, Maldon   CM9 4PZ
Eileen Cannom presents a wind concert by the Darkwood Quartet, featuring a variety of musical styles from jazz (Joplin), ballads (Gershwin) to light classics (Mozart, Rossini).
Cost: Entry is free - donations please to Essex Search & Rescue "saving lives 24/7" ( reg charity no 1096661)
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