Wimbish through the centuries Isabel Wiseman

ISBN 978-191646310-3
published October 2018
20cm x 13cm paperback
123 pages including 18 pages of (monochrome) illustrations

  • The only book so far published on the history of the village of Wimbish, (near Saffron Walden in Essex) originally published in 1954 and out-or-print for over 50 years.
  • This new edition is exactly as Isabel Wiseman wrote it (but reset, not a photocopy) and with a short biographical introduction and a new cover.
  • It traces the history of the village from pre-Norman times to the mid-20th century.
  • The author was a member of one of the longest-established Wimbish families. One of the fascinating chapters recounts the protection of a Jesuit priest in a "priest's hole" in a local manor house: something which lead a Wiseman ancestor to be condemned to death (but later pardoned).


Parish council meetings are held in the Pavilion on the Recreation ground in Tye Green at 7.30 pm every first Wednesday of the month.

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Gallery of photos in and around Wimbish.

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Wimbish in 1937

This is the entry copied for Wimbish copied from Kelly's Directory of Essex 1937.

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