A HISTORIC house dating back five centuries has been put on the market.

Built in the 1500s, the Hatfield Peverel home has served many purposes during its long existence.

This includes a bakery, pub and, at one point, a spillover jail cell for the local police station.

During the Second World War,  the house hosted three American army sergeants in the house home due to the wartime airfield being nearby.

It is listed at a guide price of £650,000.

At one point, there were 12 people living in the house.

The house’s key features include four double bedrooms, a conservatory and a large garden.

Meanwhile, the property also has five reception rooms, garage, grade two listed detached cottage and two driveways.