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Maldon, Essex

Maldon is a town on the Blackwater estuary in Essex, England. It is the seat of the Maldon district and starting point of the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation. Maldon is twinned with the Dutch town of Cuijk. The charter between the two towns was signed in 1970 to cement the relationship.
Post townMALDON
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTL8407
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01621

Other names by which Maldon, Essex has been known in the past

Idumania ~ Malden ~ Maldun ~ Maldune ~ Mealdune ~ Malduna ~ Meldona

Maldon, Essex in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Maldon, mun. bor., market town, and river port, Essex, at the influx of the river Chelmer to the Blackwater estuary, 17 miles SW. of Colchester and 44 miles NE. of London by rail, 3035 ac., pop. 5468; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Tuesday. During the period of the Danish invasions, Maldon was a Saxon stronghold, and was twice attacked by the foe, in 921 and 993. Henry II. granted it a charter of incorporation. Its mfrs. are crystallised salt, silk fabrics, cordage, and sails; it also has industries in brewing, brickmaking, and ironfounding. Oyster fisheries are a lucrative local resource, and some shipping trade is carried on. Maldon is now a sub-port of Colchester. It returned 2 members to Parliament from Edward III. until 1867, and 1 member from 1867 until 1885.

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