Glad you're here. Click onwards for information on the fascinating history of our village. Read about the heart-warming tales and the chilling stories from our past. Enjoy our architecture - both modest and grand. Meet some of the past characters of the village.

Please visit our museum, Behind the wall,  Colchester Road, St Osyth. The museum is normally open on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer..

Opening hours are from 11am to 4pm.

Our friendly village awaits your pleasure...



Nestling among the tidal creeks in the far east of Essex, St Osyth has seen settlements of people for thousands of years.


St Osyth boasts 116 listed buildings and structures representing hundreds of years of history.


Come and meet some of the interesting personalities whose lives, for a time, enriched the colourful tapestry of St Osyth's past.


St Osyth is the largest parish in Tendring District and contains many contrasting areas.

St Osyth Through Time

To try to find the start of the settlement of the St Osyth area we must travel back thousands of years.

Village Tales

Some of the Village Tales tell of turbulent times – such as when women were arrested and tried for witchcraft.