Audley End, Essex (near Halstead)
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Audley End and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Rebecca Law

My great great great grandmother, Rebecca Law lived at Audley End Almhouses in the 1880's and 1890's.  She lived to be 102 and her final years were spent living with her grandson and his family. The place she was living caught on fire and they took her out of the house in a wheelbarrow because she was bed bound. She ...Read full memory

A memory of Audley End by June Perry

Sarah Frost

My Great, Great, Great, Great Grandmother Sarah Frost died in Audley End in 1847 at what I believe to be the Almshouses. The lady who registered the death was called Ann Love who also lived there. Does anyone have any further information on this please? Sarah was the wife of Joshua Frost who died in Wednes Ambo and is ...Read full memory

The Leper Stone

My great aunt, Nora Buck, lived in the northern end cottage of Newport, aptly named Carnation Cottage as it overlooked greenhouses that were exclusively used for growing beautiful carnations until the outbreak of world war II. During those austere years the crop was changed to tomatoes for the `dig for victory` campaign. ...Read full memory