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  • BlackmoreBlackmore, named after the rich dark soil which surrounds it, is at heart a collection of ancient buildings built beside the village green and church. St…
  • BradwellBradwell-juxta-Mare's history is visible in the landscape. The Saxon church of St Peter, the coastal defences protecting reclaimed land, and the decommissioned…

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  • Canvey IslandCanvey Point on Canvey Island is a bleak and windswept spit of Essex salt-marsh, barely above sea level. It's less than half a mile from town, but feels like a…
  • ChappelBuildings from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries nestle around the village green and along the main street. But the main feature of Chappel is the colossal yet…

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  • Frinton-on-SeaWith a reputation as an exclusive Essex resort, Frinton retains an atmosphere of the 1920/30's. The coastal hamlet was developed as a seaside resort quite…

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  • GraysThe riverside in Grays is an urban environment, mostly housing but with some industrial and shipping infrastructure. Viewed at night and with the tide high, the…

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  • Hatfield ForestHatfield is the only English medieval royal hunting forest to survive intact. Its open landscape, dotted with areas of coppice woodland, enabled kings and…

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  • LamarshThis ancient village in the Stour valley has a Saxon name and a Norman church, but its roots may be much older. Beside a farm track leading to the river lie a…
  • Leigh-on-SeaThe main street of Old Leigh is lined with cafés, a gallery, a pottery studio, cockle sheds, a couple of restaurants and plenty of pubs where you can have a…
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  • List of Fungi PhotographsFungi seen in Essex...

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  • Mersea IslandWest Mersea is the more touristy end of the island with shops and restaurants, boat yards and oyster bars. East Mersea is quieter with grasslands and meadows,…

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  • Point ClearThe clear point of Point Clear is that the views are varied and stunning. Salt marshes and Brightlingsea Marina lie to the north, sandy beaches and the distant…
  • PurfleetPhotographed before the regeneration of Purfleet riverside, the pictures capture long-standing urban decay and desolation. Redevelopment of the area is due to…

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  • RainhamThere's a pleasant riverside walk in Rainham heading west along the coastal path from the RSPB reserve to the Tilda factory, then back along Coldharbour Lane. A…

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  • Southend-on-SeaSand, sea, and slot machines. Adventure Island, burgers and The Pier. Yes, Southend does brash. But it also does moody, and mysterious, and magical……

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  • The NazeThe Naze is an eastern peninsula of Essex, incorporating the seaside town of Walton on the Naze. which projects into the North Sea. The Naze Tower was built in…

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