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Wallasea, Essex

Historical Description

Wallasea, formerly an island, now a peninsula in Rochford union, Essex, 5½ miles ENE of Rochford. It is bounded on the N by the river Crouch, on other sides by narrow belts of water; communicates with the mainland by a causeway; measures 3½ miles in length and 1¾ mile in breadth; consists chiefly of fertile marsh; and is divided among the parishes of Canewdon, Eastwood, Paglesham, Great Stambridge, and Little Wakering. It has a good supply of water derived from some deep artesian wells.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyEssex 
Poor Law unionRochford 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wallasea from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Essex is available to browse.

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