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Colne Engaine is a village situated just north of the river Colne and of the larger village of Earls Colne. The village takes its name from the river, around which it is likely that the earliest settlements were made, and the Engaine family, who were the principal family of the village between 1279 and 1367.


Local amenities

The village shop which is open 7 days a week has a whole range of stock from free range and rare breed meat, masala mixes, beers, wines and spirits etc to winter fuel and a dry cleaning and shoe repair service. The village has a wide variety of footpaths in the village and the undulating countryside around it. Central to the village is the pub, The Five Bells, this active pub and restaurant offers a meeting place for clubs, holds events and shows fixtures from Sky and BT Sport on their large screen TV. Their menu is a wonderful mix of English modern food with traditional values with only the freshest of ingredients.

What else can you expect

The Courtauld Memorial Hall is at the hub of the village and where a lot of the activities take place. Many local groups and societies use the hall including the Colne Engaine Drama Society, the Elizabeth School of Dance, the Womens Institute, the Colne Engaine Pre School, the Youth Club etc. The Hall and the recreation ground adjoining it were erected and developed in memory of the Colne Engaine men who had fallen in the First World War. A lot of the funds raised for the construction of the Hall were provided by Miss Courtauld in memory of her father, Mr George Courtauld, a member of a prominent family in the locality.



Colne Engaine primary school is a small rural church school aiming to prepare children for life in the 21st century developing a strong set of learning skills.