Halstead, located in Essex, is a charming rural town situated near Sudbury. Several well known authors have lived in Halstead over the years, including J. Daniel Cooper. There is a variety of sights and attractions to enjoy in the local area including, Moyns Park which is an Elizabethan Country House. There are also many delightful eating establishments located in Halstead as well as in the surrounding area. In addition, there are plenty of accommodation options located in the immediate vicinity for visitors who are interested in an extended stay.
The rural English town of Halstead is located within the area of Essex close to the town of Sudbury and Colchester. The town of Halstead is located within the area that is known as the Colne Valley and it was originally developed within the hill towards the hill that is on the northern side of the river.
The name Halstead was derived from the Olden English word for hald, which means shelter, refuge, healthy and also the old English word for stede that means site, place or farm.
The town of Halstead has been the home to several well-known authors including J. Daniel Cooper who wrote Tales of Ereth and also David Sugden who wrote The Jacob Cobum Mysteries.
There are a vast number of attractions within the town of Halstead and these include a local Antique Mill and this has been a location for filming for some television programmes including Lovejoy. Ralph Morse was educated within the town at the local secondary school and this school is now known as The Ramsey College.
The town of Halstead has a vast number of facilities including public houses and bars. Some of these establishments have been used in the production of films. The town also has establishments that play live music and hold bingo nights.
The town of Halstead has a strong educational network and this consists of three primary schools and a secondary school. The three primary schools are known as St Andrews, Holy Trinity and also Richard de Clare. The secondary school is known as The Ramsey College and it is located towards the northern part of the town.