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Braintree, Essex Giclée Travel Poster

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Giclée travel poster of Braintree, Essex. Braintree is centred around an ancient Roman road, known as Stane Street, and - together with Bocking, which now forms part of the town - two rivers, the River Brain to the south and the River Blackwater to the north. This has made Braintree a trading hub through the centuries, with the town heavily involved in the Flemish cloth trade through most of its history. In the 19th century, Braintree became a hub for silk manufacturing, with local businessman George Courtauld opening a silk mill in the area - his name is on the fountain in market square, depicted in this illustration.

The star of this illustration is Braintree Town Hall, a Grade II* listed building that overlooks market square. Braintree Town Hall was built from 1926-1928 after local businessman William Courtauld (later Baronet of Bocking) offered to pay for its construction. Emmanuel Vincent Harris, one of the leading architects of the time, was brought in to design the building. The town hall hosted Braintree and Bocking Urban District Council, and its successor Braintree District Council, through to 1981, when the council moved to Causeway House, and since then the town hall has become a local wedding and events venue.

This Essex illustration by artist Tom Wisdom is a high-quality Giclée travel poster. For our classic art print of Braintree, please click here.

12x16" print shown. Cropping and title position (if applicable) may differ slightly on 'A' size prints.