Dovercourt, Essex

Historical Description

Dovercourt, a parish and a watering-place in Essex, on the coast, facing the German Ocean, with the river Stour running behind it. It is 2 miles WSW of Harwich, and has a station on the G.E.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Harwich, and there is also a post office at Upper Dovercourt. Acreage, 2167, of which 739 are of water; population, 2727. Lower Dovercourt is a suburb to Harwich, and includes fine terrace-lines of houses,. a great number of villas and other fine residences, a first-class hotel, a spa-house with a chalybeate spring, seawalls and marine drives, all of recent construction, and it has excellent accommodation for bathers. The land is noted for fine hard elm. The living is a vicarage in the? diocese of St Albans ; net value, £148. The church of All Saints is a building of brick and rubble of the 12th century. The church of St Augustine is a building of brick erected in 1883-84. Two lighthouses were erected here in 1862.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


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