The creeks and marshes along the Essex coast contain large areas of salt marsh. These were used as land to graze sheep in summer, but were often f
The Gunfleet estuary was formerly known as the Gunfleet Haven, the word haven meaning a port or harbour for boats. This name is used in customs do
Today, Holland Haven is the place where the Holland River (now the Holland Brook) once ran out into the North Sea between Clacton and Frinton in Es
Walton was one of the chief places for the production of Copperas or green vitriol (ferrous sulphate), which was used for a variety of purposes inc
The Gunfleet sandbank lies off the coastline of Tendring district, directly opposite (east) of the entrance to the former Gunfleet estuary (also kn
Barton's Pans lie immediately behind the line of the sea wall built by the Tendring Level Commissioners across the mouth of the Gunfleet estuary.
Responsibility for sea defence and drainage in coastal regions since the early thirteenth century had been allocated to ad hoc Commissions
The Holland Brook, sometimes called the Holland River, has been rather overlooked as an important landscape feature of Tendring Hundred (the older
Holland bridge is the most recent bridge to cross the Holland River (or Holland Brook), and the furthest downstream.
Rice bridge is the earliest recorded crossing point on the river now known as the Holland Brook, and one of the furthest inland. It was in existenc