Shops etc. in Witham in 2000 and some years afterwards, with street numbers

Survey carried out by Janet Gyford on 1 January 2000, with some follow up in the week or two afterwards
Also added to later when places changed hands.

Other posts in the Places category have similar surveys for 1969, 1979, 1984, 1989, and 1995-6.

Some residential property is included as well if it is intermingled with commercial property
In many cases, where there is an address combining several numbers (e.g. 23-27), the individual addresses are written out afterwards in brackets. This is so that a search for one of the individual addresses might find it. This has not been done for long series of residential numbers.

For the same reason, addresses with a, b etc. in the number have the main number in brackets afterwards, e.g. 5a Newland Street (part of 5 Newland Street).

AddressDescription if anyTitle, names etc.Occupation
Braintree Road (west side south of no.1, at entrance to Thompson’s Yard)Small cabin, waiting room and booking officeCrusader CabsTaxi hire
Braintree Road, Thompsons Yard (part)Shop and showrooms, several buildingsRamsden MillsCarpet showrooms and sales
Braintree Road, Thompsons Yard (part)Workshop, two-storey, a little way in on leftAshcroft WoodworkingCarpentry, joinery
13 Braintree RoadHouse, formerly shop---Residential
49 Braintree Road, Cullen Mill (part)*SurgeryBrookend Veterinary SurgeryVeterinary surgery
49 Braintree Road, Cullen Mill (part)*Training CentreWitham Technology CentreTraining in information technology, use of computers etc.
49 Braintree Road, Cullen Mill (part)*OfficeFleetwrite???
49 Braintree Road, Cullen Mill (part)*OfficeEssex Probation Service and Essex Family CentreProbation and community work
49 Braintree Road, Cullen Mill (part)*WorkshopBrennan Build Ltd.‘Joinery workhsop’
Braintree Road (east side, south end, corner of Albert Road)Shop (old bus shelter)Fantastic Flowers (closed 2002; opened in Sept after a time as ‘Get it Fresh’, bagels etc.)Flower shop
10 Braintree RoadHouse, formerly shop---Residential
Braintree Road (former Crittall’s site; C closed Sept. 1990 and demol. 1992))SupermarketSafewaySupermarket
13 Bridge Street (site of 13-21)Public houseMorning Star (closed late 2001)Public house
27a Bridge Street (part of 27 Bridge Street)ShopBlushing BridesBridal wear
29 Bridge StreetOfficesSt.George’s House Business Centre (estab 1988, moved away 1 Auf 2005 to 66 Newland st)Miscellaneous offices
59-67 Bridge Street (Faragon Terrace)Houses------
69 onwards, Bridge StreetClub and barR.A.F.A. clubClub and bar
Bridge StreetSports centre and poolBramston Sports CentreSports centre and pool
Bridge Street, Bridge Court (formerly no. 2)Houses------
30 Bridge Street (also including site of 32)Motorcycle salesBridge Street MotorcylesMotorcycles, sSales and MOT testing
30a Bridge Street (between 30 and 38) (part of 30 Bridge Street)OfficeBike It‘Motorcycle training’
1-7 Chipping Hill (1 Chipping Hill, 3 Chipping Hill, 5 Chipping Hill, 7 Chipping Hill)Rebuilt as  flats since 1989TemplemeadsResidential
55 Chipping HillShopHollyhocksGifts
55a Chipping Hill (part of 55 Chipping Hill)House---Residential
2 Chipping HillPublic houseThe AlbertPublic house
18 Chipping HillForge  and houseWitham Forge (Melvin Baker)‘Blacksmith’
18A Chipping Hill (formerly part of 18, this number from sale catalogue May 2003)House, joined to forge houseResidential
20 Chipping HillHouse, right side of brick pair.Residential
22 Chipping HillHouse, left side of brick pair.Residential
24 Chipping Hill (formerly 22 Chipping Hill, new number noticed May 2003)House, large, also backing onto Church StreetResidential
26 Chipping Hill. (formerly no number in Chipping Hill, though was once 1-3 Church Street. New number noticed May 2003)House, large, backing onto Church Street, adjoining Churchyard.Mole EndResidential
28 Chipping Hill (formerly 26-30 Chipping Hill, new number from sale catalogue May 2003)House formerly three, left of churchyard gate, facing green.Residential
Chipping Hill, Old VicarageHouseOld VicarageResidential
7 Church StreetPublic houseThe WoolpackPublic house
9 Church Street (part) (number assumed)Bungalow---Residential
Church Street, (between 9 and 11)Disused Quaker burial ground---Disused Quaker burial ground
41a Church Street (part of 41 Church Street)House (former shop)------
Church Street (north of 53)ChurchAssemblies of God: Bethel chapel.Church
Church Street (south of 71)Entrance to Chipping Dell------
2 Church StreetPublic houseWhite HorsePublic house
4 Church Street, OakvilleHouse---Residential
6 Church StreetHouse---Residential
8 Church StreetShopGeoff KingElectrical goods and repairs
10 Church StreetTakeawayH.G.Stibbs and son (in fact not longer Stibbs but this is still on fascia)Takeaway (fish and fried food)
12 Church StreetSalonBladesHairdressing (ladies)
14 Church StreetShopA.W.Sutton and Son (Alan). Closed c.June 2001. Re-opened as fishing tackle shop, ‘Angling Essentials’ (moved here from 16).Video hire, confectionery
16 Church StreetShopE.and J.Tackle. Closed c.June 2001. Re-opened as ‘Angling Essentials at 14. In early 2002 an unnamed shop opened here apparently dealing in tools of some sort (e.g. Triton make).Fishing tackle
22 Church StreetHouse---Residential
24 Church StreetHouse---Residential
26 Church StreetHouse---Residential
28-40 Church StreetHouseKnown as ‘Charity Row’. Former workhouse. On plaque in plaster has date ‘1714’ and initials ‘TW FR SN WS’ (probably Thomas Woodgate, Francis Raven, churchwardens, Samuel Newton, William Skinner, overseers).Residential
40a, b and c Church Street (40a Church Street 40b Church Street, 40c Church Street (north of 40) (part of 40 Church Street)Houses---Residential
48 Church StreetHouse---Residential
56 Church Street (behind)Plumber’s yard and showroomKeith Brown (builder and plumber), with Witham Interiors. Closed during 2001 due to Keith’s ill health.Builders’ yard and showroom
7 Coach House Way (at rear)Shop and workshopD.J.Cycles (closed by 2002)
Witnet Internet café opened 2005.
Cycle shop and repairs
7 or 8 8 Coach House Way (at front)ShopNo 8 Planters (closed by mid 2003. By then was Original Cut barber and called no. 7))Flowers
9 Coach House WayOfficeKings Park Office Supplies (‘Wheeler Kitle Partnership by mid 2003)Office Supplies
10 Coach House Way (probably) (at rear or above)Grooming parlourGrooming parlour‘Grooming parlour’ (pets)
10 Coach House Way (probably) (part)ShopLo Cost Domestics (empty by mid 2003 and probably earlier)Electrical goods
11 Coach House Way (formerly 58b Newland Street, part of 58 Newland Street))WorkshopWitham UpholsterersUpholstery workshop
1 Collingwood RoadSalonTrimmersHairdressing
1a Collingwood Road, Woodland House (above) (part of 1 Collingwood Road)Office ? Door between 3 and 3A, to upstairs??????
3 Collingwood RoadShopLadbrokesBetting office
3a Collingwood Road (part of 3 Collingwood Road)TakeawayEssex Fast Food. Changed to Mega Fast Food by 2006‘Kebabs, Burgers, Chicken’. Takeaway
5 Collingwood RoadTakeawaySpice Venue (just bought out Little India, previous occupant)Takeaway, Indian
7 Collingwood Road (part), Lockram Villas (part)OfficeIan Smith and Co.‘Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors’
7 Collingwood Road (part), Lockram Villas (part)ClinicAnthony B.Wuyts‘Hypnotherapist’
9 Collingwood Road, Lockram Villas (part)House or office ?------
11-13 Collingwood Road (11 Collingwood Road, 13 Collingwood Road)Car park, (market on Saturday)------
15 Collingwood RoadFlats, sheltered accommodationCollingwood Noel-Pelly HouseResidential
23 Collingwood RoadHouseThe ManseMsnse, residence of U. R. C. minister
Collingwood RoadTwo new houses (semis)
57-59 Collingwood RoadTwo houses, semi-detached (IC 1827)
61-63 Collingwood RoadTwo buildings, semi-detached; 63 is clinic (1851)At 63, Collingwood Osteopathic Clinic (Peter Jarvis)
65-67 Collingwood RoadTwo houses, semi-detached (1851) (Millfield Terrace)Osteopath
69 Collingwood RoadOffice and meeting hallWitham Labour Party HallPolitical party, constituency HQ
71 Collingwood Road, Sherbourne HouseOfficeEssex North and South Valuation TribunalsValuation office
Collingwood Road, formerly site of no. 2 Collingwood RoadHouses (built 1999)Ben Sainty CourtResidential
4-10 Collingwood Road (4 Collingwood Road, 6 Collingwood Road, 8 Collingwood Road, 10 Collingwood Road)OfficeNorth Essex Health AuthorityHealth authority office
12 Collingwood Road (south part)OfficeCitizen’s Advice BureauAdvice office
12 Collingwood Road (north part)HallPublic HallMeeting hall
14 Collingwood RoadClub and barConstitutional ClubClub and bar
16 Collingwood RoadDay nurseryPelican Place‘Private Day Nursery for children 0-5 years’
Collingwood Road (esst side, north of no. 16)Bowls Club, driveway from roadWitham Bowls ClubBowling green and club
18 Collingwood RoadHouse---Residential
48 Collingwood Road, Warwick HouseOfficeSelven Group‘Human Resource Software Solutions’
Collingwood Road (east side, south of Conservative Assoc. office)Meeting hallChurch HouseMeeting Hall
Collingwood Road, Avenue Lodge (east side, corner of the Avenue)OfficeBraintree Constituency Conservative AssociationPolitical office
Collins Lane (back of yard)Demountable officeHoldfast Credit Union Ltd.Loan agency
1 Collins Lane (behind 13 Newland Street, and behind first floor of 11 Newland Street and/or 13)SalonHeadlinesHairdressing
3 Collins Lane (first floor of 11 Newland Street and 13 Newland Street)Salon?Witham Health and Beauty CentreSalon?
5 Collins Lane (first floor of 9 Newland Street, entrance from rear)OfficeWitham Letting Services
(moved to 11 Penhaligon Court, Guithavon Street, mid 2001)
Property letting agency
Cressing RoadPublic houseCherry TreePublic house
1 Easton RoadWorkshop and officeJ.B.Slythe‘Monumental masons established for over a century’
1 Freebornes CourtOfficeWitham Area Office Braintree District Council) and Community Information Centre (all councils)Local government office, meeting room, information etc.
2 Freebornes Court (ground floor)OfficeKenneth Beavis‘Solicitors’
2 Freebornes CourtOffice (first floor)Balch and Balch‘Chartered Surveyors’
3 Freebornes CourtOfficeSocial Service Supplies (new office; previously with depot in Stepfield)Office supplies
4 Freebornes CourtOffice (first floor)Bruynzeel Multipanel (UK) Ltd.Plywood production
5 Freebornes Court, Barmine HouseOfficeKey Industrial. Barmine Ltd. (names on same board)Recruitment ?
6 Freebornes CourtOfficeRCHL (Essex) (to let sign on part)???
7 Freebornes Court (part)OfficeKort PropulsionPropellers
7 Freebornes Court (part)OfficeCauseway Machinery Ltd., Francom Ltd. (names on same board)Machinery
8 Freebornes CourtOfficeBestComputer Training
9 Freebornes CourtOffice (empty)------
1 Grove Shopping Centre*SupermarketTescoSupermarket
2 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 1)*ShopSevenoaks‘Sound and vision’, hi-fi equipment
3 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 1a)*ShopQS. By mid 2005 was Osiana, floristClothes
4 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 2)*Empty shop(formerly Porterhouse Meats) Osians florists opened early 2003.---
5 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 3)*RestaurantOld London Pie and Mash ShopRestaurant
6 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 4)*ShopImperial Cancer Research Fund By 2005 was Specsavers opticiansCharity shop
7 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 5)*ShopIntersportSports clothing
8 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 6)*ShopToys Plus Moved to Newlands precinct mid 2005, empty. Became ‘Best Buy’ in December 2006.Toys, stationery, etc.
9 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 7)*Empty shop (has advertising and photo-booths)In c 2002, Zest hairdressers opened.
By 2004 Oatas Stationery shop
10 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 8)*ShopRichards. Changed soon after to Burton men’s clothing.Ladies’ clothing
11 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 8a)*ShopAdamsChildren’s clothing
12 Grove Shopping Centre (old maltiings) (unit 9)*ShopSuperdrugChemist
12a Grove Shopping Centre (formerly no. 13 Grove Shopping Centre) (unit 9a)*ShopClinton cardsGreetings cards
14 Grove Shopping Centre (unit K1)*Shoe repairsWhile-U-WaitShoe repairs and key cutting
15 Grove Shopping Centre (unit K2)*Empty shop(was Big! By Brian until recently). MEB Electronics opened soon after.Clothes
16 Grove Shopping Centre (unit K3)*ShopPrimetimeClothes
17 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 10)*Travel agentTravel Choice, by 2005 called First ChoiceTravel agent
17a Grove Shopping Centre*Office (first floor, over 17)Grove Shopping Centre, management officeShopping centre management
18 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 11)*ShopSelect RetailClothes
19 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 12)*OpticiansBoots OpticiansOptician
20 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 13)*ShopClarks ShoesShoes
21 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 14)*Empty shop(was Clarkes stationers, toys etc. until recently). Birthdays and Thorntons, cards and chocolate, opened soon after.---
22 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 15)*ShopMackaysClothing
23 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 16)*ShopE.Bixby and Co.Jeweller
1 Guithavon Street (ground floor)TakeawayMama Dells Pizzas [moved out end of Sept 2002 when lease ran out, to go into 67A Newland Street with refurbished Café Aroma] Mario’s Pizza opened 2005. Pepper’s kebab’s as well, 2006Takeaway, pizzas
1 Guithavon Street (first floor)RestaurantEmpty, was previously, since c. 1992, Rolling Pins who moved to Bakers Snacks, 67a Newland Street, during 1999. Then Rolling Pins moved back here during 2000. Then R. P closed 21 Sept 2002 when lease ran out.
Empty again till 2 July 2004 when Leamey’s ‘Grillin‘n’Chillin’ opened, food 8 till 4.30 Mon to Sat, 8 till 3 Sundays.
1 Guithavon Street (part, leanto on back)Waiting room and booking officeKnights TaxisTaxi hire
Guithavon Street, Guithavon House (built 1989-90, south side, west of no. 1)OfficeBarclays Business CentreBanking. ‘Corporate Management Suite’ (from phone book).
3-9 Guithavon Street, Dickens House (3 Guithavon Street, 5 Guithavon Street, 7 Guithavon Street, 9 Guithavon Street)OfficeBaverstock‘Chartered Accountants’
11 Guithavon StreetOfficeMid Essex Community and Mental Health NHS TrustNational Health Service Trust
13 Guithavon Street, Spencer HouseOfficeRedmalt Consultancy‘Graphic Design’
15 Guithavon StreetSalon and clinicBenissimo‘Beauty Salon and Figure Toning’
17 Guithavon StreetWaiting room and booking officeBeacon Cab Co.Taxi hire
19 Guithavon Street, Colne HouseOfficeConway Fielden GoughAccountants
21-37 Guithavon StreetHouses-----
39-49 Guithavon StreetChurchMethodist ChurchMethodist Church
Guithavon Street (south side, between 49 and 51)Hall (old church)Methodist Church hallMeeting hall
51 Guithavon StreetHouse (set back)---Residential
53 Guithavon StreetFlats, sheltered accommodationMill Vale LodgeResidential
Guithavon Street (south side, near corner of Mill Lane)Public houseThe CrownPublic house
Guithavon Street (south side, corner of Mill Lane (old fire station)Storage?---Storage?
4 Guithavon Street (old building behind 68 Newland Street, recently refurbished, ground floor; empty above)TakeawayCrumbs
[Bar Isis at 68 Newland Street, opened September 2001, included basement of 4 Guithavon Street. Basement renamed to Fu Bar about August 2002 and Azzuro by 2006
‘Sandwich bar’, takeaway
6 Guithavon Street, (may not be 8; new building north side, west of no. 4)Empty(opened 18 Oct as S and G Computers – shop)
Called All Networks by 2006
10 Guithavon Street (from phone book)Witlet by 2006.Letting agent
Guithavon Street, 1 Penhaligon CourtClinicCross Purposes‘Physiotherapy Clinic’
Guithavon Street, Penhaligon Court (between 1 and 11)OfficeSMB Changed to Adam Gillespie gym by 2006‘Brickwork Contractor’
Guithavon Street, 11 Penhaligon CourtOfficeGrotech
(Witham Lettings Services moved into here mid 2001, from 5 Collins Lane, Wit Let moved to 10 Guithavon Street by 2006)
Absorbed in Penhaligon Dental Centre by 2006
‘Lights, nutrients, hydrosystems’
Guithavon Street, Penhaligon Court (between 11 and 17)ClinicPenhaligon Dental CentreDental surgery
Guithavon Street, 17 Penhaligon CourtShopA Change of A Dress (closed summer 2002, moved to 27 Maldon Road)
Escape Hair Sanctuary by 2006
Second hand clothes
Guithavon Street, 18 Penhaligon CourtOfficeSMB‘Brickwork Contractor’
Guithavon Street (east side, north of Newlands Drive, including 6-12) (6 Guithavon Street, 8 Guithavon Street, 10 Guithavon Street, 12 Guithavon Street)Car park---Car park
Guithavon Street (north side, west of car park)ChurchChurch of Holy Family and All SaintsCatholic Church
Guithavon Street (north side, west of church)HousePresbyteryHouse of Catholic priest
14-16 Guithavon Street, Old Parsonage Court (14 Guithavon Street, 16 Guithavon Street)Houses, including two old buildings (formerly Parsonage and Woodhams)and several new bungalows---Residential
Guithavon Street, 1-9 Guithavon Court (north side, west of Old Parsonage Court)Bungalows---Residential
Guithavon Street, Rex Mott Court (north side, up drive south of Podsbrook)Flats, sheltered accommodation (Braintree District Council)Rex Mott CourtResidential
Guithavon Street, Podsbrook House (north side, corner of Guithavon Valley)Flats, sheltered accommodation (Witham Housing Assoc.)Podsbrook HouseResidential
17 Guithavon Valley (part)Shop and repairsJohn Trowles‘Showroom and service’. Electrical goods
17 Guithavon Valley (part)Shop and repairsWitham Cycles (run by Trowles)‘Everything for cycling’, shop and repairs
29-31 Guithavon Valley (29 Guithavon Valley, 31 Guithavon Valley)Houaes (site of old depot)---Residential
2 Guithavon ValleyHouses---Residential
4 Guithavon ValleySurgeryR.J.HossackDental surgery
6-8 Guithavon Valley (6 Guithavon Valley, 8 Guithavon Valley)Houses---Residential
The Old Mill House, Guithavon ValleyNursery in gardenOld Mill House Garden Nursery (Sheila Bates and Ed Bates)Plant sales
Hatfield Road, BridgeHospitalBridgeHospital, learning difficulties
Hatfield RoadFire StationFire StationFire Station
Hatfield RoadAmbulance StationAmbulance stationAmbulance Station
Hatfield Road, Ivy ChimneysEmpty------
1-3 Lawn Chase (former site of Lawn House)Houses---Residential
Lockram Lane (behind 40 Newland Street)Shop (ground) and studio (first floor)Starlite CeramicsCeramics
3-5 Maldon Road (3 Maldon Road, 5 Maldon Road)Site now part of Grove Centre------
7-19 Maldon RoadShop and yard (shop faces Grove Centre)Travis Perkins‘Timber and Building materials’
21-23 Maldon Road (21 Maldon Road, 23 Maldon Road)Houses---Residential
25 Maldon RoadRestaurantCrofters Wine Bar (new ownership July 2002, see BWT 4 July)Restaurant
27 Maldon Road???, possibly empty--- (opened as Change of a Dress in summer 2002, moved from 17 Penhaligon Court, Guithavon Street)---
29 Maldon Road (grey brick, wisteria)House---Residential
31-35 Maldon Road (31 Maldon Road, 33 Maldon Road, 35 Maldon Road)Houses---Residential
37 Maldon RoadShopPark Stores‘Off Licence Newsagents’
39 Maldon RoadMeeting HallMasons’ hall (has sign above door – new)Meeting Hall
41 Maldon RoadOfficeConcept Industries (UK) Ltd.???
Maldon Road (old school, south of 41)Youth CentreParkside Youth CentreYouth Centre
43-75 Maldon Road (formerly Trafalgar Square (43-73) and Nelson House (75)Roundabout??
Maldon Road (south of old school)Named houses (three blocks of four, entrance to Elm Cottage between northern two)---Residential
77 Maldon Road*Showroom and shopDamanPlumbing, kitchen and bathroom equipment and furnishings
77-83 Maldon Road, Harcog Centre (part)*OfficeTerbals ConstructionBuilding?
77-83 Maldon Road, Harcog Centre (part)*Car sales yardParkside Motor Company of WithamCar sales
77-83 Maldon Road, Harcog Centre, unit 1*GarageP.McCulloch‘Auto accident repairs’
77-83 Maldon Road, Harcog Centre, unit 2*GarageMotor Maintenance‘Specialist car repairs’
77-83 Maldon Road, Harcog Centre units 3 and 4*GarageM.Bailey‘MOT Testing’ and ‘car service’
Maldon Road (south of 77-83)Service stationSavePetrol filling station and car wash
Maldon Road, Central Buildings (behind 39 Newland Street) (first floor?)OfficeBarnard Fitch Ltd.‘Security Systems’
Maldon Road, Central Buildings (behind 39 Newland Street) (second floor)OfficeHDS GroupRecruitment Services
2d Maldon Road (south of Central Buildings) (don’t use number) (part of 2 Maldon Road)Shoe repairs (closed summer 2000)J.Hollick and Son (closed 2000, and replaced by Essex County Amateur Golf Union)Shoe repairs
2c Maldon Road (south of Hollick) (part of 2 Maldon Road)TakeawayEmpire House‘Chinese food to take away’
Maldon Road (south of 2c) (probably part of 2 Maldon Road)Electricity substation---Electricity substation
Maldon Road (south of substation) (probably 2b Maldon Road)SalonMax HeadroomHairdressing
Maldon Road (south of Max Headroom) (probably 2a Maldon Road)TakeawayBakish‘Tandoori and Balti House Takeaway’, Indian
2 Maldon Road (north of Chapel House) (ground floor)SurgeryMr.Nils FolbirkOrthodontics
2 Maldon Road (north of Chapel House) (first floor)OfficeThe Boys Brigade, 2nd WithamYouth group
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2)Care centreAshbourne Homes‘Care Centre’
4 Maldon RoadHouse? (former shop)---Residential?
6-18 Maldon RoadRear entrance to Spread Eagle------
20 Maldon Road, Freeland HouseSalonBernards‘Ladies and Gentleman’s Hairdressing’
22-28 Maldon Road, Crispin HouseOfficeKey PersonnelRecruitment
30 Maldon RoadSurgeryWitham Dental Health Centre, Miss J.E.McCahonDental surgery
36-38 Maldon RoadHouses---Residential
40-48 Maldon RoadVacant site (formerly scout hut)------
50 Maldon RoadNew house---Residential
52 Maldon RoadHouse---Residential
54 Maldon Road, Park Lodge (south of park entrance) (formerly Park Cottage?)House---Residential
Maltings Lane, Denholm Court (former maltings)Flats and houses---Residential
Mill Lane, north of 21Empty site (former tannery)------
Mill Lane, (north of former tannery)Bowling green (newish)---Bowling green
Mill Lane (east side, south end, Street, next to 132 Newland Street)TakeawayTommy TuckersTakeaway, fried food
2-8 Mill Lane (2 Mill Lane, 4 Mill Lane, 6 Mill Lane, 8 Mill Lane)Showroom and salesMill Lane Stores‘Furniture, Antique and Modern, bought and sold’.
10-12 Mill Lane (site of) (10 Mill Lane, 12 Mill Lane)Houses (new)---Residential
32 Mill Lane (former Beehive)House---
34 Mill LaneHouse---
52 Mill LanePart of Hollybank estate of bungalows---Residential
54-70 Mill LaneFlatsBramston ViewResidential
Moat Farm Chase (west side, site of old Moat farm)HousesChase House and one unnamedResidential
Moat Farm Chase (east side, site of old Moat farm outbuildings)Houses‘Moat farm’ (not in fact) and TimbersResidential
1-2 Newlands Shopping Centre*ShopDorothy PerkinsLadies’ clothes
3 Newlands Shopping Centre*ShopMeat InnButcher
4 Newlands Shopping Centre*Travel agentGoing PlacesTravel agent
5 Newlands Shopping Centre*ShopCatalogue Savers. Closed 4 August 2001.
Catseye clothes shop opened immediately afterwards but closed Feb 2002.
Cardfair, greetings card shop, opened c. June 2002, closed summer 2005
Clothes etc.
6 Newlands Shopping Centre*Empty shopWest wear, clothes shop, opened 2001. Closing down Feb 2002. Then empty till conversion started c Feb 2003
By May 2003 had become part of New Look, clothes shop, with 7 and 8.
7 Newlands Shopping Centre*Empty shop (formerly Victoria Wine, closed 1998)Empty till conversion started c Feb 2003.
By May 2003 had become part of New Look, clothes shop, with 6 and 8.
8 Newlands Shopping Centre*ShopImpressions. Closed end of 2002. Then empty till conversion started c Feb 2003.
By May 2003 had become part of New Look, clothes shop, with 6 and 7.
9-15 Newlands Shopping Centre (ground)*ShopIcelandFrozen and other food
9-15 Newlands Shopping Centre, Pantile House (first floor)*OfficeFriends ProvidentLife assurance etc.
16 Newlands Shopping Centre*Restaurant and takeawayRiaRestaurant and takeaway, Chinese
17 Newlands Shopping Centre*Empty shopEmpty. Lunn Poly travel soon after. Then Thomson travel by mid 2005---
18 Newlands Shopping Centre*Empty shop (Essex Shoe Repairs closed 1999)Empty. Farmfoods, frozen food, opened c December 2002 (and at 19-20)---
19-20 Newlands Shopping Centre*Empty shop.Empty. Farmfoods, frozen food, opened c December 2002 (and at 18)---
21 Newlands Shopping Centre*Empty shop, formerly bikes ant toys and before that Shelley clothesBecame Feathers hairdressers in 2005---
22-24 Newlands Shopping Centre (ground floor)*ShopPeacocksClothes
22-24 Newlands Shopping Centre (Broseley House, first floor)*??? (possibly part of shop?, or possibly empty)Peacocks??part of shop, or empty office
27 Newlands Shopping Centre*ShopKempcoOffice accessories, stationery, photocopying etc.
28 Newland Shopping Centre*ShopOxfamCharity shop
29 Newlands Shopping Centre*ShopOrfords
(moved from 30-31 in October 1991)
Hardware, china etc.
30 Newlands Shopping Centre*Empty shop`---
31-32 Newlands Shopping Centre*Building societyHalifaxBuilding society
33 Newlands Shopping Centre*ShopFreestonsFruit and vegetables
34 Newland Shopping Centre*ShopIndex. Catalogue store. Closed Summer 2005. Opened as Simkins jewellers October 2006.‘The Catalogue Shop’
35 Newlands Shopping Centre*ShopPaws‘Pet and Garden Supplies’
Newland Street, Newlands House (first floor, entrance behind 50 Newland Street)OfficeMaunsell‘International Consulting Engineers’
Newland Street (esst of no. 1)Police StationPolice StationPolice Station
1 Newland StreetOffice blocksMarsh (took over Sedgwick, 1999)Insurance
3 Newland Street (east end, ground floor)Empty shopEmpty at time of survey. Then became Breadsticks café soon after. Then by March 2003 was ‘Asian Inn: Oriental Fast Food’---
3 Newland Street (west end, ground floor)TakeawayFish’n’ChickenTakeaway, fried food
3 Newland Street (first floor, entrance west end)SalonsJeanna’s Hair Design; Sweeny’s the Barbers
(also above at east end at some time and by March 2003, Millenium Volunteers’
5 Newland Street (east end)OfficeJob Centre‘Employment service’
5 Newland Street (upstairs, door between Jobcentre and Lloyds)SalonCutz (Became Apollo hairdressers probably late 2001)Hairdressing
5 Newland Street (between Jobcentre and Old Post Office)ShopLloyds PharmacyChemists and dispensary
5 Newland Street, Old Post Office, main buildingEmpty------
5 Newland Street, Old Post Office, west endOfficeRoyal Mail Enquiry OfficeMail collection and enquiries
5 Newland Street, High HouseRestaurantLianRestaurant, Chinese
5a Newland Street (east of 5b) (part of 5 Newland Street)ShopBelson and SonsOptometrists
5b Newland Street (between 5a and Red Lion) (part of 5 Newland Street)OfficeTudor Employment Agency (Prime Time Recruitment by Mch 2003)Recruitment
7 Newland StreetPublic houseRed LionPublic house
9 Newland Street (ground floor)ShopReids (Woolwich moved from here to 33 in 1990)‘Sandwiches’, takeaway
9 Newland Street (first floor), see 5 Collins Lane---------
11 Newland Street (see also 1 and 3 Collins Lane)RestaurantStarexpress. Changed to Poppin’s Restaurant 2005, and to Rizzi’s Café Bar 2006.Restaurant
13 Newland Street (see also 1 and 3 Collins Lane)ShopMichelle (Countryfresh closed April 1990)‘Floral Design’
29 Newland StreetEmpty shopEmpty till c March 2006. Then taken by Brien Saunders, estate agents.---
31 Newland StreetShopHealthy LivingHealth food and remedies
33 Newland StreetBuilding societyWoolwich (since 1990, moved from 9)Building society
35 Newland StreetShopWoolworthMiscellaneous
37 Newland StreetShop (and entrance to Grove Centre)GreenwoodMenswear
Newland Street, White Hart (no number)Public house and hotelWhite HartPublic house and hotel
39 Newland StreetShopIdeal Fones (new 1998 or 1999) (Gallant closed 1998 or 1999)Mobile phones
41 Newland Street (back adjoins Maldon Road)ShopRag, Tag and Bobtail (new 1999) (Gallant closed 1998 or 1999)Haberdashery
43 Newland StreetBetting officeCoralBetting office
45 Newland StreetShop“Homestyle by Fads”
Closed 21 June 2003
Re-opened c Nov 2004 as general gift shop etc, called ‘Fabs’ by January 2005.
Decorating goods etc.
47-49 Newland Street (47 Newland Street, 49 Newland Street)Public house and hotelSpread Eagle, renamed Elements in July 2007Public house and hotel
51 Newland StreetShopSue RyderCharity shop
53 Newland StreetOfficeDavid Howard and Company‘Licensed Conveyancers and Specialist Commissioners for Oaths. Property Lawyers’
55 Newland StreetBankLloyds TSBBank
57 Newland StreetBankHSBC (changed from Midland, 1999)Bank
59 Newland StreetBankBarclaysBank
61 Newland StreetOffice and meeting roomTown Hall (Witham Town Council). Tourist information (ground floor front)Local government office, meeting rooms, information,  etc.
63 Newland Street (east end, under filled-in arch)ShopWitham SaddlerySaddles, horse equipment, etc.
63 Newland Street (west end, main premises)ShopMondyIronmongers, hardware
63a Newland Street (east end of 63)ShopPicturesque‘Photographic and processing services’
65 Newland StreetOfficeBawtree and SonsSolicitors
67a Newland Street (east of 67b) (part of 67 Newland Street)RestaurantBakers Snacks (moved here 1999 from 1 Guithavon Street). Changed name to ‘Café Aroma’ early 2001. Refurbished September 2002 and in Oct Mama Dell Pizza take away moved in as well as Aroma; Mama Dell hitherto having been at 1 Guithavon Street on ground floor.Restaurant
67b Newland Street (west of 67a) (part of 67 Newland Street)Estate agentHaart‘Estate agents and mortgage brokers’
83 Newland StreetShopCountry Cottage Flowers (closed 2001, empty for a while, then Michael D’Arcy, estate agent about April 2002)nFlowers
85 Newland StreetShopThe Jewellery Store (Co-op)‘Watchmakers, jewellers, goldsmiths’
87-91 Newland Street (87 Newland Street, 89 Newland Street, 91 Newland Street)OfficeF.H.Bright and Sons (Braintree and Witham Times closed at 91 in March 1994 and Bright took over some time after)Solicitors
93 Newland StreetEstate agentAbbottsEstate agent
95 Newland StreetBankNational Westminster BankBank
Yard (97 Newland Street)Old buildings, former commercial garage. Buildings all demolished August 2004.
99 Newland StreetBankLloyds TSBBank
101 Newland StreetRestaurantDhaka Brasserie. Changed August 2006 to Indian Ocean.Restaurant, Indian
103-105 Newland Street (103 Newland Street, 105 Newland Street)ShopHomemaker, the Co-op. [From April 2003, including Electronix at 103, moved from 111 in April 2003]Furniture and bank
111 Newland Street (new numbering ; previously 113)Shop
(Electronix moved to part of 103-105 in April 2003 and 111 was empty. Then 111 opened in October 2003 as Farleigh Hospice furniture shop
Electronix, the Co-opElectrical goods
113 Newland Street (new numbering ; part of former 115)Empty shop (became Tan Stand, tanning shop, during 2000)(formerly Artframers)---
115 Newland Street (only part of former 115, which now includes 113 also)Funeral serviceCo-operative Funeral ServicesFuneral service
117 Newland StreetTakeawayWitham House‘Chinese food to Take away’
119 Newland Street (entrance at rear)OfficeACG Publications. Greenlight PublishingPublishing
121 Newland StreetOfficejdr (Insurance Brokers) Ltd. jdr (Financial Services) Ltd.Insurance and finance
123 Newland Street (up alley) (main building)OfficeAdvance Digital GraphicsCopying etc.
123 Newland Street (up alley) (part, on right)OfficePremier DesignDesign
125 Newland StreetHouse or part of surgery ?---Residential or part of surgery?
127-129 Newland Street (127 Newland Street, 129 Newland Street)Surgery. Extended to 127 (and 125?) in 1994. Has dates ‘1742, 1760, 1946, 1972, 1994’ on side, near public entranceFern House Surgery (Doctors R.Grew; B.R.Gough; E.Teverson; D.E.Beatty; A.T.Hore, J.P.Hopcroft; R.T.Summers)Doctors’ surgery
131-135 Newland Street (in yard) (131 Newland Street, 133 Newland Street, 135 Newland Street)Empty, derelict------
137 Newland StreetBetting officeLadbrokesBetting office
139 Newland StreetEmpty shop------
141 Newland StreetSurgeryDental Surgery (G.K.M.Robinson; N.J.Pomfret; M.A.Duncan; Mrs.Anne Goold; J.P.E.Goold)Dental surgery
143-147 Newland Street (143 Newland Street, 145 Newland Street, 147 Newland Street)Barnfield Place, houses (new 1998 or 1999)---Residential
149-151 Newland Street (149 Newland Street, 151 Newland Street)ShopMotormania‘Motor Store’, car accessories
153 Newland Street, The SwanPublic houseThe SwanPublic house
155-157 Newland Street (155 Newland Street, 157 Newland Street)OfficesColes Office Products Ltd.Office equipment
Newland Street (north side, east corner of Avenue Road)House, formerly Roman Catholic church)---Residential
Newland Street (north side, west corner of Avenue Road)Car sales and serviceGrove Garage, Markham and SmithCar sales and service
Newland Street (north side, west of Grove Garage)ShopMotormaniaCar accessories
Newland Street (north side, west of Motormania)Car service (new building?)Kwik FitCar service
Newland Street, Iceni House (north side, west of Kwik Fit)OfficeInland Revenue Enquiry CentreTax office
Newland Street (north side, west of Iceni House)Meeting hallRoyal British Legion Hall. Used as Baptist church since c.1999 (house church for two years previous to that)Meeting hall
Newland Street (north side, east corner of The Avenue)Car sales and serviceGlovers MotorsCar sales and service
2 Newland Street, Newbury HouseHouse---Residential
4 Newland Street, Avenue HouseHouse---Residential
6 Newland StreetSurgeryPaul DuvoisinDental surgery
8 Newland StreetHouse---Residential
10 Newland StreetHouse---Residential
12 Newland StreetOfficeMalcolm G.Smith‘Insurance Consultants’
14 Newland Street (at rear)House---Residential
16 Newland Street, Roslyn HouseOfficeJ.Rothschild‘Assurance’
18 Newland StreetLibraryWitham LibraryLibrary
18 Newland Street (first floor, part)OfficeRegistrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Braintree sub-districtRegistrar
18 Newland Street (first floor, part)OfficeCareers CentreCareers advice
20 Newland Street, Tiptree VillaHouse---Residential
22-26 Newland Street (22 Newland Street, 24 Newland Street, 26 Newland Street)Houses---Residential
28 Newland StreetShopBlockbusterVideo hire
30 Newland StreetTakeawayFavorite Chicken and RibsTakeaway
32 Newland StreetTravel agentMayflower Travel (closed in 2001). ‘Witham Express Dry Cleaners’ opened April 2002.Travel agent
34 Newland StreetShopGK’s‘Motoring and Leisure Store’, motor accessories and cycles
36 Newland StreetPublic houseThe GeorgePublic house
38 Newland StreetRestaurant and takeawayWimpyRestaurant and takeaway
40 Newland StreetShopLisa MarieLadies’ clothes
42-44 Newland Street (42 Newland Street, 44 Newland Street)ShopBootsChemist and pharmacy
46 Newland StreetShopCelebrations‘Cards for all occasions’
48 Newland StreetShopSketchley. Closed December 2004.Dry cleaning
50 Newland StreetShopMartins‘The Newsagent’, sweets, etc.
52 Newland StreetShopBakers OvenBread and cakes
54 Newland StreetEmpty shop (formerly Boots opticians, then briefly Bookstore in 1998)[September 2001, incorporated with 52 Newland Street into Bakers Oven, as restaurant; two properties linked)]---
56 Newland StreetShopOlivers. Closed 2005. To open as Subway sandwich shop Sept 2005.Shoes
58a Newland Street (i.e. east end of 58) (part of 58 Newland Street)Estate agentBairstow EvesEstate agent
58 Newland Street (i.e. west end of 58)Travel agentTravelcare (Co-op)Travel agent
60 Newland StreetShopChildren’s Society. Closed Feb 2005.Charity shop
62 Newland StreetEstate agentSpicer McCollEstate agent
64 Newland StreetShopSpend and Save
Closed soon after and empty for time. Opened as Fenn Wright estate agents 1 March 2002
‘Discount stores’, food etc.
66b Newland Street (i.e. east end of 66) (part of 66 Newland Street)Funeral serviceBakersFuneral service
66 Newland Street (first floor)Empty officeSt George’s business centre moved here from Bridge St Aug 2005---
66 Newland Street (i.e. west end of 66, ground floor)Estate agentAllen EstatesEstate agent
68 Newland StreetEmpty building including shop (rebuilt 1999)Empty at first. Then opened as Bar Isis, bar, games, etc., September 2001, together with basement behind, under 4 Guithavon Street. In November 2002 renamed Sayer’s Bar. Latter lost licence Oct 2004 (bad behaviour and opening too late). Italian restaurant said to be due to open autumn 2005---
70 Newland StreetShop and post officeWitham Post Office. Martins (by February 2001, being run down to transfer trade and Post Office to 74-76). After gradual move, leaving just the Post Office, the Post Office itself closed 19 July 2001, and re-opened 23rd at 74-76. After this no. 70 was empty. Re-opened September 2004 as ‘Discount Warehouse’, assorted hardware, toys, stationery etc.Post Office and general store, food, newsagent etc.
72 Newland StreetTravel agentThomas CookTravel agent
72a Newland Street (between 72 and 74) (part of 72 Newland Street) (notice calls it Langley House in 2001)Office, empty ?(Became Flower Works, flower shop, in 2003)---
74-76 Newland Street (74 Newland Street, 76 Newland Street)ShopAlldays (by February 2001, being changed to include Post Office from no. 70, and became called McColl before May 2001). After gradual move of general business from no. 70, the Post Office itself closed at the latter on 19 July 2001 and re-opened here at 74-76 on 23rd July. 2001.General store, food, newsagent etc.
78 Newland StreetFuneral serviceRichardsFuneral service
80 Newland StreetShopMellons‘Wallcovering centre’
82 Newland StreetShopWitham Art and Framing Centre (formerly Coopers haberdashery etc. which in 1999 reduced to this site from 82-84 and then closed)
Art and Framing shut for long time in 2004 because of dry rot found when Medina Villas being refurbished – re-opened Dec 2004)
Cards, pictures, framing
84 Newland Street (front)ShopUnwins (shop formerly part of Coopers; see 82) Closed 2006 and replaced by ‘the local’‘Wine Merchants’, off-licence
84 Newland Street (back, part)ShopPica Print‘Print and copy shop’
84 Newland Street (back, part)ShopP.J.‘s Furniture‘Used furniture’
86 Newland StreetShopCelebration Cake Arts. Closed December 2004 Re-opened Jan/Feb 2005 as ‘Personalise’ (buy stuff and they’ll put your name on it)Cake decoration accessories etc.
88 Newland StreetShopL.Holt (Butchers) Ltd.‘Butcher and Fishmongers, Poultry, Game’
88 Newland Street (above)OfficeJ.Priest‘Represented at Lloyds’ – Insurance?
88 Newland Street (above)OfficeAeroconsult International???
Newland Street (between 88 and 90)ChurchUnited Reformed Church, including ‘The Centre’Church and community centre
90-92 Newland Street (90 Newland Street, 92 Newland Street)ShopByfords‘Furnishers’, furniture, china, etc.
94 Newland StreetSalonSilhouette du BarryHairdressers
96 Newland StreetBuilding societyNationwideBuilding society
98 Newland Street (ground floor)ShopHospice shopCharity shop
98 Newland Street (first floor)OfficeBell and HoweSolicitors
98 Newland Street (second floor)OfficePrime AppointmentsRecruitment
100 Newland StreetBatsford Court Hotel (empty) – opened as Wetherspoons 2003.------
104 Newland StreetSalonAlan’s; Kitty LouiseHairdressing
106 Newland StreetOfficeR.PipeInsurance
102-116 Newland Street, Newland Court (east of no. 118)Flats, sheltered accommodationNewland CourtResidential
118-120 Newland Street (118 Newland Street, 120 Newland Street)ShopHighway Bookshop
(Liz Edwards and Trevor Naylor since June 1998) Closed 22 April 2006 and reverted to part of house.
124 Newland StreetShopBorno‘Dispensing chemist’
126 Newland StreetEmpty, being refurbished------
128 Newland StreetShopFour SeasonsOrnaments etc. (run by health trust for people with learning difficulties)
130 Newland Street (including former forge)Public houseThe Crotchet (renamed Sir Norman Jarmyn’s late 2000)Public house
132 Newland StreetShopA.J.M. Glass, Witham Glass CentreGlass
14 St. Nicholas CloseEmpty shop(was R.and D.Gayner (Roland and Dorothy) newsagent and general store) until February 1998, then Mr and Mrs A.Nawab until sometime in 1999, then some new people who closed down late 1999)---
15 St. Nicholas CloseTakeawayMandarin House‘Chinese Food to Take Away.
15b St. Nicholas Close (part of 15 St. Nicholas Close)SalonBarnet Fair‘Ladies and Gents Hairdressers’.
The Barn, White Horse Lane (behind the Albert)OfficeManders and Shaw‘Quantity surveyors’
Stefre House, White Horse LaneOfficeWitham Family CentreCommunity centre
Wilson House, White Horse LaneOfficeDavid Wilson Homes (Home Counties) Ltd.Building, estates
White Horse Lane (behind Wilson House)WorkshopsFlight Timber Products Ltd.Joinery etc.

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