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LITTLE CANFIELD: a brief guide
Little Canfield is crossed by Stane Street and watered by the upper reaches of the Roding, nearby stands the Hall. All Saints Church has some Norman work, a 14th century chancel and screen and a 15th century porch, but it was extensively restored in the 19th century. There are some interesting 16th century brasses. Little Canfield Hall is 16th century timber-framed, with a 19th century front, and there is a late 14th century aisled barn here. Between the church and the hall are interesting houses such as the 15th century Hall Cottage and 16th century Blatches.
Little Canfield is now linked with Takeley as a benefice and also by the new housing development at Priors Green which spans the boundary between the two parishes. Priors Green will treble the number of houses in the village and we hope that new residents will enrich the community and take an interest in the history as well as the future of the village. Various village activities take place in the Parish Church, the Village Hall and the Lion & Lamb public house. They are advertised in the ‘Grapevine’ magazine which covers Takeley & Little Canfield.