Antiques Centres and Fairs in Essex

Battlebridge Antique and Craft Centre

Essex has many wonderful antique shops and centres, plus regular antique fayres throughout the year.

Antique Shops and Centres

Battlebridge Antiques Centre

One of the best antiques centres in Essex, located on the River Crouch, it is housed in a converted water mill. It is just off the new A130 and has excellent road links. They are open every day (except 25th & 26th Dec) and have over 80 dealers. Plenty of free parking and refreshments available on site.

Baddow Antique Centre

The Baddow Antique Centre is in the heart of Great Baddow and has over 20 dealers with a variety of antiques, including quality antique furniture, porcelain, silver, china, glass, paintings, longcase clocks. They are open through the year. Call 01245 476159 for more information or visit

  • Baddow Antique Centre
  • The Bringey
  • Great Baddow
  • Essex
  • CM2 7JW

The Maltings – Sawbridgeworth

The Maltings is actually just over the western border in Hertforshire. Just take the A1060 and cross the M11 and then you are there. There are over 70 independant dealers selling a range of antiques including jewellery, silver, porcelain, china, glass as well as collectibles such as coins, teddy bears and dolls.

Halstead Antiques Centre

This was previously called the Townsford Mill Antiques Centre. It is located in the middle of ‘Lovejoy’ antiques countryside in Essex. Open 7 days a week. Call 01787 474451

  • The Causeway
  • Halstead
  • 01787 474 451

Dedham Art & Craft Centre

Dedham Art & Craft Centre is situated in the heart. The centre is in a converted church and covers 3 floors with more than 30 artisans. Shops at the centre sell antiques, crafts, books, furniture, jewellery, photography, paintings, textiles and woodcraft.

FB Antiques – Rettendom Common

Established in 1960, FB Antiques specialises in antique furniture and has a wide selection of other collectibles and antiques.

  • Rawlings Farm Buildings
  • Unit 7 Main Road
  • Rettendon Common
  • Cm3 8dy
  • 01245 401210

Finchingfield Antiques Centre

Finchingfield is the quintessential Essex village and an excellent location for an antiques centre which sites on the The Green. As their website domain suggests they specialise in clocks and watches, but also sell furniture and have various miscellaneous items.

Gosfield Shopping Village

Gosfield Shopping Village is housed in a series of farm buildings in the heart of the North Essex Countryside, close to Halstead and Braintree. It also as a courtyard restaurant and tea room. They run events throughout the year where visiting traders showcase their best antique stock.

Antiques & Collectors Fairs

The Brentwood Centre

The Brentwood Centre hosts regular antique fairs. Dealers from all over the country descent on Brentwood to sell a huge array of affordable items including jewellery, pottery, glass, small furniture, postcards, autographs, coin and other collectibles.

The next is on the 13/14 October 2012. Open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and until 4pm on Sunday.

The Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 9NN.

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