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Fan bridge is the second earliest rcorded crossing point on the river now known as Holland Brook (formerly Holland River).

Beaumont Quay and similar landing places along the Essex coast were chiefly used for the export of local agricultural produce to London.

The historic site known as Beaumont Quay is an important survival showing the nature of the small quays and wharves that were once very common and

The Gunfleet was the name of the large estuary fed by the Holland River or brook, which formerly ran into the sea between Frinton and Little Hollan

Thorrington Tide Mill

Whaling does not seem to have practiced in Anglo-Saxon and medieval England, but stranded whales were exploited by coastal communities.