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
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