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The village of Gosfield is located in the northern part of Essex. The name of the parish appears to have been formed from the Saxon words for a heath or juniper and a field, with records showing Gocefeild, Gorefeld, Gorse Field. The properties in the village are a mix of very old, dating back to the middle ages right up to more modern developments in recent years.


Local amenities

There is a local community shop located in the parking area beside the playing field. Within the village are a couple of pubs and on the outskirts of the village past the church in its tranquil setting is Gosfield Lake with a café and restaurant. It also offers a variety of sporting activities including fishing, water ski-ing, swimming etc. For the keen golfers there is also the Gosfield Lake golf club. There are numerous opportunities for walkers around the village including Broaks Wood and the Nature Reserve which offers an area of outstanding beauty with footpaths and bridges meandering amongst the ponds and lakes.


Local Heroes

Gosfield School, St Margrets Preparatory School


Gosfield Community Primary School is a small village school. The school is fortunate to have extensive grounds and a well developed Nature Zone. The school received a good Offsted report in 2016.


St Margaret’s Preparatory School is a co-educational independent primary and nursery school for children from age two to eleven. The school aims to give children the best preparation for entrance to leading independent senior schools and selective grammar schools.



Gosfield School is an independent, co-educational through school delivering a consistent and supportive learning environment for children from 2 to 18 years old. The school encourages the pupils to develop a love of learning that will stay with them. The exam results that the students achieve are exceptional year on year.


What else can you expect

Gosfield Hall is one of the most significant buildings in the village built around the mid 1500’s by Sir John Wentworth. It is a Grade 1 listed building. The mansion was built around a central courtyard and the west front still has a fine Tudor façade. Much restoration was done in the 1800’s by Samuel Courtauld and it is now run by Country House Weddings Ltd offering exclusive wedding packages with luxury accommodation for the wedding party. 



What you'll get for your money

A two- to three-bedroom period cottage would cost around £350,000 with prices ranging up to £1,500,000 for a four- to five-bedroom detached.