Roses Farm which has approximately 40 acres is a small family run farm in the village of Childerditch which is approximately 3 miles south of Brentwood. The farm, whose origins and some buildings date back over 400 years, has been in our family for 3 generations.
Essex Ordinance Survey Map 1872
Our farm is perfectly located in the Essex countryside directly next door to Thorndon Country Park which itself has over 500 acres of diverse habitats and many bridle paths and is popular with horse riders.
It is situated in the green belt and the surrounding area has been designated special scientific interest because of the ancient parkland and diverse population of insects, including one which is rare and threatened in Britain.
Map of Surrounding area showing area of Special Scientific Interest
Edward Thomas (1878 – 1917) a well renound poet wrote a poem titled ‘If I should ever by chance’ which includes references to both Roses Farm and Childerditch in the lines:
If I should ever by chance grow rich
I’ll buy Codham, Cockridden, and Childerditch,
Roses, Pyrgo, and Lapwater,
And let them all to my elder daughter.
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- thanks to Teri for spotting spelling error :o)