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Canvey Island, Essex

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Canvey Island, Essex

Canvey Island (area 18.45 km² - 7.12 mi²; pop. 37,479) is a civil parish and reclaimed island in the Thames estuary in England. It is separated from the mainland of south Essex by a network of creeks. Lying only just above sea level it is prone to flooding at exceptional tides, but has nevertheless been inhabited since the Roman invasion of Britain. The island was mainly agricultural land until the 20th century when it became the fastest growing seaside resort in Britain between 1911 and 1951.
DistrictCastle Point
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTQ7883
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01268

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

Candy Island ~ Canvey ~ Counos ~ Island Convennon

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

Canvey Island, par., encircled by river Thames, S. Essex, 4½ miles SW. of Rayleigh, 4383 ac. (156 water), and 4867 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 282.

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