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Southminster, Essex

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Southminster, Essex

Southminster is a town on the Dengie peninsula in the Maldon district of Essex in the East of England. It lies about three miles north of Burnham-on-Crouch and ten miles south-east of Maldon. To the north is the River Blackwater, which is tidal and since Roman times has been the gateway to trading in the area. Saint Lawrence Bay, which is part of the Southminster area, can be accessed by road.
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTQ9599
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01621
Population3,776 (2001 Census)

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


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

Southminster, par. and vil., Essex - par., 6316 ac., 460 tidal water and 924 foreshore, pop. 1311; vil., 8 miles SE. of Maldon; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank.

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