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Welcome to the Winstred Hundred Parish Council website.

The Parish Council owns, manages and funds the website but wants it to be a community resource acting as a shop window for everything that goes on in our area.  If you have any comments or queries please contact the Parish Clerk via the links at the bottom of this page.

COVID-19 Pandemic

As with everywhere else, Parish Councils operations are affected during this time.  Please check our COVID-19 page for updates and information.

What’s Happening in Winstred 100

If you want your event advertised on this calendar please contact the Parish Clerk (link at foot of this page).

Click any diary entry above to see if there are more details.

Where are we?

Winstred Hundred is a large, predominantly rural, area overlooking Mersea Island in the Blackwater Estuary, and is bounded to the north-west by Abberton Reservoir, to the south by the Salcott Channel with a land-boundary to the north-east shared with the parish of Abberton & Langenhoe.

There are lots of great places to walk in the parish, if you want to go further afield, though, a good website with lots of free to access walks, is

Places of Interest Locally

Abbotts Hall Farm

This is now the HQ of the Essex Wildlife Trust, it is a working farm where Essex Wildlife Trust is aiming to show how wildlife can flourish alongside profitable farming.  Find out more on the Essex Wildlife Trust website.

Copt Hall Marshes

This National Trust managed property on the remote and beautiful Blackwater Estuary is a noted site for overwintering birds, and can be viewed from a waymarked circular route.  Find out more on the National Trust website.

Peldon Rose

A 15th Century Inn still serving the local community and diners from far & near after 500 years.  Find out more at