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Removals to Essex - Wickham Bishops and Neighbouring Villages

The villages in and around Maldon are among the most attractive in Essex to move to; they boast excellent links with the rest of the picturesque county, while London is easy to reach by either road or rail.

Greens Removals specialises in domestic and commercial moves to all parts of Essex.  If you are considering thinking of removals to the Maldon area, we have put together this guide to three of the most popular villages in the region.

Wickham Bishops - Transport

The village lies about three miles to the north of Maldon and two miles south-east of Witham, and there are regular bus services to both towns. Wickham Bishops is also close to the A12, which offers a direct route into London, and there is a frequent train service from Witham to London Liverpool Street.

Shops and Businesses

The village’s shops cater for a wide range of needs. The general store includes a post office, while Wickham Bishops also has a hairdresser, a beauty treatment salon, a health food shop, an estate agents and The Chequers pub.

Other amenities include the library, which was previously the village school, and the doctors’ surgery in Kelvedon Road. The parish church of St Bartholomew’s Church dates from the 19th century, and its function hall hosts several village activities. 


Wickham Bishops is a mixture of older properties and more recent housing estates. The lower part of the village, along Station Road and Langford Road, is where the more historic homes are situated. The main part of the village, further up the hill, contains some older housing and newer developments, which were mainly built in the late 1960s and 1970s. This meant there was a large increase in population, which now stands at just over 2,000.

Mope Lane, on the western outskirts of the village, is one of the most sought-after addresses in the whole of Essex. The average price of a house in this road, which is close to Benton Hall Golf and Country Club, has reached as much as £2.4million, according to property website Zoopla.

Community Groups

The village hall is at the heart of Wickham Bishop’s social life. Rebuilt in 2005, it is home to 15 local clubs, including the local Women’s Institute, the Over 60s club, a Wine Circle, a Luncheon Club and a Toddler group.

Wickham Bishops Drama Club first took to the stage in 1928 and puts on regular shows every year in the hall, including a pantomime. There is also a thriving junior section for members aged 7 to 16.

Other local groups include the Girl Guides, which has well-established Rainbow and Brownie Packs, while the village Scout Pavilion was completed in 1998 and is the home of the 1st Beacon Hill section. The 17-acre sports complex on Great Totham Road is home to the village’s tennis and cricket clubs, and Beacon Hill Rovers Football Club play their home games there too.

Other Villages - Great Totham

The village of Great Totham lies just over a mile to the east of Wickham Bishops.  The Blackwater Estuary splits it into two sections, north and south. The north section includes the village sign and the United Reformed Church, which is used as a community hub. The parish church of St Peter’s lies to the south.

In Victorian times, large parts of the village were owned by the Honywood family from Coggeshall. They helped found the Honywood School, which is now used as a parish and community room. The village has a modern, thriving primary school, which is attended by more than 400 pupils.
Village businesses include a farm shop, a florists and a general store including a post office, while drinkers have a choice of three pubs.


The village of Langford lies midway between Wickham Bishops and Maldon. Its name means ‘long ford’, which refers to the River Blackwater which the village grew up around. Its focal point is the village hall, a converted former Victorian cowshed which hosts plenty of community activities in the evenings and at weekends.

In 1927 Langford was chosen as the site for a new steam water pumping station; when this closed down in 1963 it was replaced by a Museum of Power. The museum’s main exhibit is a Lilleshall triple expansion steam engine, but there are plenty of other machines and tools to interest young and old alike. The seven-acre site also includes a model village, miniature railway and picnic area.

Greens Removals are a competitive removals company based in Chelmsford. We can help you with removals to Maldon, Wickham Bishops, Great Totham or Langford, as well as all other towns and villages in Essex.
We can also help you with commercial or domestic moves to other parts of East Anglia, including Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.  Follow the link above if you would like to know more about our range of services.