The Dengie Hundred

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Welcome to the ancient Hundred in Eastern Essex


Welcome to the Dengie Hundred

Dengie 100 is a peninsula of  land to the east of Chelmsford, Essex bounded by the North Sea to the east, The River Crouch to the south and the River Blackwater to the north.

High Street, Burnham on Crouch

The Dengie Hundred has been the home to man since iron age man discovered  the rich soil and the mild maritime climate. The Romans came and built forts and homes, they were followed  by the Saxons who gave the area its name and attracted St Cedd who built his chapel which has become a nationally important monument.

St Peters Chapel

In the following years history was shaped by the surrounding sea, marshes and rich farmland with sea battles over oysters, agricultural progress, wars and religious revival.

Modern Dengie is a thriving rural community that has retained the qualities of life set out by its forebears whilst accommodating modern leisure and industrial facilities.

Idyllic hamlets with Essex Weather board cottages nestling  against historic  Inns will conjure up images of bygone years.The sleepy images cover up a lively soul with village activity abounding in every corner.    

Long may 'The Dengie' remain an oasis  from  the modern world.

Cap and Feathers, Tillingham