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Tollesbury, Essex

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Tollesbury, Essex

Tollesbury is a village in England, located on the Essex coast at the mouth of the River Blackwater. It is situated nine miles east of the historic port of Maldon and twelve miles south of Colchester. For centuries Tollesbury, the village of the plough and sail, relied on the harvests of the land and the sea. The main trade and export of Tollesbury, which still thrives to this day, has long been oysters.
Post townMaldon
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTL9510
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01621

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


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

Tollesbury, par. and vil., Essex, on creek of river Blackwater, 7 miles NE. of Maldon, 6155 ac. (164 water) and 2975 tidal water and foreshore, pop, 1435; P.O., T.O.; has oyster-dredging.

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