Robert Chaloner, rector of Amersham, who died in 1621. 5) The school, reference to which occurs in 1650, (fn.
The house is surrounded by gardens, from which there is direct access to the sea-wall along the estuary, for walks to Holbrook Bay and beyond, with great birdwatching.
There is a duckpond by the house and chickens, and a large summerhouse with veranda in the extensive garden, as well as a paddock of alpacas!
Markwells House is a beautiful large farmhouse dating from approximately 1600 and listed Grade II.
It enjoys a fabulous position overlooking the mile-wide Stour estuary between Suffolk and Essex.
The easy communication with London has led to the development of the northern heights of the parish, where a large and growing villa community forms the new town, but the parish, nevertheless, abounds in old houses and other memorials of the past. 1540, speaks of it as 'a right praty market [towne] on Friday, of on strete well buildyd with tymbar,' (fn.