The Essex Coast


The Essex Coast: Photos, Drawings, Paintings & Digital Art eBook by Douglas Carpenter

Just £2.92 includes VAT & free wireless delivery, 199 pages, Around 200 Photos, Drawings, Maps and paintings

The Essex Coast: Photos, Drawings, Paintings & Digital Art eBook by Douglas Carpenter

This 350 miles tour of the Essex Coast starts at the north boundary along the River Stour, glides past the historic town of Harwich at the mouth of the North Sea, heads south along the meandering coast, taking in the quaint seaside of Frinton-on-Sea, on to Walton and Clacton and finishes down past Southend-on-Sea on the River Thames estuary. There are many an old story to be told of smugglers, coast guards being murdered, the most haunted house in Essex and the most notorious tidal path in England.

There are great days out to be had at Maldon mud race, Burnham Regatta or Leigh on Sea art festival. Riversides to be walked with mysteries to discovered as you go. On your walk see some of Britain’s rare wildlife and migrating birds frequently in dazzling, spectacular flocks.

There are Islands such as The Essex Archipelago like no other in Britain with secrets to be revealed. Illustrated with over 200 photographs, digital art, maps old and new, drawing and paintings of Essex by the author.

Chapter 2

Covers:

Harwich

Parkeston

Manningtree & Mistley

Harwich is an ancient seaport and market-town, created a municipal borough by Edward II in 1318. The place has developed considerably in modern times, mainly through the action of the Great Eastern Railway Company, in adopting it as a convenient point for their traffic between England and the Continent. The parish church of St. Nicholas for a long time merely a chapel-of-ease to the mother church at Dovercourt, was rebuilt of white brick, on a larger scale, in 1821, at a cost of about £20,000. The reconstruction included a new vestry, which is a miniature copy of the old church………Read more

The Essex Coast: Photos, Drawings, Paintings & Digital Art eBook by Douglas Carpenter

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Walton-on-the-Naze

Frinton-on-Sea

Manningtree can offer the keen walker a host of pleasant walks many of which form part of the Essex Way. This walk is a long-distance path stretching right across the County of Essex from Epping in the south-west through Manningtree to the port of Harwich in the north-east. Following footpaths and ancient green lanes it covers a distance of 81 miles.………Read more

The Essex Coast: Photos, Drawings, Paintings & Digital Art eBook by Douglas Carpenter

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Clacton-on-Sea

Jaywick Sands

St. Osyth

Blackwater Estuary

Clacton is a popular east-coast seaside town, it experiences a fine dry climate, plus a healthy sea breeze. It owes its development principally to the introduction of the railway in 1882, since which it has rapidly expanded. The town lies high on the cliff, and the firm yellow sand.………Read more

The Essex Coast: Photos, Drawings, Paintings & Digital Art eBook by Douglas Carpenter

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Brightlingsea

Cinque Port Liberty

Wivenhoe and Rowhed

Brightlingsea a maritime English heritage town is well-known for its beach huts and sailing clubs. Brightlingsea is a coastal town within the Tendring district of Essex, England, situated at the mouth of the River Colne on Brightlingsea Creek between.………Read more

The Essex Coast: Photos, Drawings, Paintings & Digital Art eBook by Douglas Carpenter

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Mersea Island

East Mersea

Salcott cum Virley

The picturesque island of Mersea, between the estuaries of the Colne and Blackwater, is oval in shape, about five miles in length, and two miles in its widest part, rising in the interior to a considerable height above the sea level, and sinking gradually towards the flat marshes.………Read more

The Essex Coast: Photos, Drawings, Paintings & Digital Art eBook by Douglas Carpenter

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Maldon

Northey and Osea Island

The Battle of Maldon

Maldon Salt Company

Heybridge Basin & Blackwater Canal

Maldon, situated inland of the Blackwater Estuary and its sinuous landscape of meandering creeks, twisting rivers, curving borrow dykes and saltings. The picturesque town is reached on the A414 road by turning off the.………Read more

The Essex Coast: Photos, Drawings, Paintings & Digital Art eBook by Douglas Carpenter

The Essex Coast: Photos, Drawings, Paintings & Digital Art eBook by Douglas Carpenter

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Tollesbury

Tollesbury Wick Nature Reserve

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Burnham-on-Crouch

Bradwell on Sea

Dengie Hundred

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Southend-on-Sea

Foulness Island

Wallasea Island

The Essex Archipelago

The Broomway Walk

Leigh on Sea

Southend was originally home to a few poor fisherman huts and farms that lay at the southern extremity of Prittlewell Priory land.………Read more

The Essex Coast: Photos, Drawings, Paintings & Digital Art eBook by Douglas Carpenter

The Essex Coast: Photos, Drawings, Paintings & Digital Art eBook by Douglas Carpenter

The Essex Coast: Photos, Drawings, Paintings & Digital Art eBook by Douglas Carpenter

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River Thames to Woolwich Reach

Hadleigh Castle

Canvey Island

Tilbury Port

Grays

Ford Dagenham

Thames Flood Barrier

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The Essex Coastal History

Rule Britannia

Essex lifeboat Stations

Essex Coastguard

Martello Towers

Essex Wildlife

Fingringhoe Wick

Useful Essex Coastal Websites

The Essex Way

Hundreds of the Essex Coast

Smugglers from the continent were a problem from the 1600’s and as a result the Board of Customs appointed customs officers in ports and fitted out Revenue ships to patrol the channel coast and deter smuggling.………Read more

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