Orsett

Orsett is a rural village located within Thurrock just outside the M25 and within a few miles from the QE2 bridge crossing from Thurrock to Dartford. Orsett is a regular competitor iin the ‘Anglia in Bloom’ competition winning Gold Winner in 2008, Silver in 2009 and still regularly successful.

Orsett also hosts the oldest one day Country show in England set within 30 acres of countryside. The Orsett Show is hosted every year proving popular to all local residents adding new attractions.

The sleepy hamlet of Orsett is drenched in character. A mill house, an ancient church and even a windmill are dotted throughout the village, all adding to its classic English charm. The surrounding countryside is lush and green.

There are two public houses located within the village, the Whitmore Arms renowned for its award winning food, the other The Foxhound, and just on the outskirts of the village is an additional pub the Kings Arms.

There is a local village primary school which has been located since the mid 19th century in School Lane.

Orsett Hall is a well known land mark located in Prince Charles Avenue, and is a 17th century grade II listed building set in 12 acres of parkland. The original house was unfortunately burnt down in a fire on 11 May 2007 but was again rebuilt on the same footprint as the original building in 2009.

Orsett is home to a very well known cricket club and to a football club HSSC Orsett. It has one tennis court and a bowling green.

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