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BURNHAM on CROUCH
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales...., by John Marius Wilson. circa 1866
BURNHAM, a village and parish in Maldon district, Essex. The village stands on the river Crouch, opposite Wallasea island, 8 and 1/2 miles NNE of Southend r. station, and 10 SE of Maldon. It has a post-office under Maldon; dates from old times; includes a good street; is a seaport and a coast-guard station; and has two chief inns, a custom-house, a convenient quay, and a ferry. Fairs are held at it on 25 April and 24 Sept.; and oyster-fishing, boat-building, and sail-making are carried on. The parish also includes the hamlet of Ostend. Acres, 5,523. Real property, £11,821; of which £2,072 are in fisheries. Pop., 1870. Houses, 388. The property is divided among a few. The land is marshy. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £558. Patron, not reported. The church is good; and is so situated as to serve as a land-mark. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
Transcribed by Noel Clark
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