The White Hart 

The White Hart today

Not a lot of change since 1950!

The White Hart stands on the quaintly named Market End, facing Coggeshall's Market Hill. The most easterly bay is said to be all that remains of the 1420 Guild Hall - it is also reputed to be haunted by a small figure dressed in blue velvet! Today's White Hart is made up of several earlier buildings, one of which was built in 1526 for Robert Paycocke, a member of the wealthy family of wool merchants. By 1675 it had become an inn and for many years was a stopping place for the coaches running between London and the towns of this region. Today it is a very fine hotel, noted for comfort and the high quality of its cuisine.

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