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Heybridge Basin, Maldon

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Heybridge Basin is a village and civil parish about 1 mile from Maldon, in the Maldon district, in the county of Essex, England. In 2018 the built up area (which includes Osea Island) had an estimated population of 732. The parish was formerly part of Heybridge parish, on 1 April 2020 it became a separate parish.

Heybridge Basin is where the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation Canal merges into the tidal Blackwater Estuary, fed by the rivers Blackwater and Chelmer. The two rivers are joined by a lock which is regularly used by pleasure boats. The Basin was constructed in 1796. By 1799 there was a hamlet. Heybridge Basin was designated a conservation area on 21 January 1975. The conservation area has 8 grade II listed buildings.
The Heybridge Basin area was struck by an F0/T1 tornado on 23 November 1981, as part of the record-breaking nationwide tornado outbreak on that day.
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  • A day out on New Years Eve. It was a freezing day but we enjoyed it. We had a nice hot coffee and a fish finger baguette where the pub was selling take away foods. We walked along the water and...  more »
  • Retired but a lovely place for walks : a variety. Parking in free car park gets busy particularly in peak times. Just notice parking in Georges Close seems now prohibited. This provided alternative...  more »

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