In 1928, an aeroplane flying above the skies of East Anglia, took these incredible aerial photographs of Great Dunmow
The junction of Market Street and High Street, Great Dunmow. The building at the top of the photograph (facing towards the camera) is the Starr Inn. The Tudor Town Hall (dating from the 16th Century) is the large building (with 3 windows facing the camera) on the right just after the junction .
Hasler and Company Corn and Seed Merchants, Great Dunmow. The tracks of the Bishops Stortford to Braintree branch line visible at the front of Hasler’s building. Chelmsford Road is the line of houses running horizontally across the photograph – with the fields & trees of Dunmow Park immediately behind the road. Great Dunmow Park is the far edge of the site of the original medieval manor of Great Dunmow. This manor was dower land given to Katherine of Aragon by Henry VIII when he married her in 1509.
Hasler and Company Corn and Seed Merchants, Great Dunmow. The railway line was closed to passengers in 1952, and freight in 1971. Great Dunmow’s bypass (the B1256) now follows the route of the railway line and the Flitch Way Country Park runs alongside.
All photos on this page appear by kind courtesy of English Heritage’s Britain from Above project. Click each photo to be taken directly to the Britain from Above website.
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