Heybridge

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Heybridge is adjacent to Maldon, near the River Blackwater. It is often overshadowed by its historic neighbour, and one could mistakenly think it to be the same town, as the two have merged with one another over the years.

The final stage of the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation Canal runs from Beeleigh through Heybridge and terminates at Heybridge Basin. This stage of the canal required much planning and work at its inception, as a constant running water supply was needed to the two mills nearby, in Langford and Heybridge. This was achieved through the diversion of the river Blackwater and extensive works around the Beeleigh locks. The Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation Canal was originally used to transport coal & wood to the inland town of Chelmsford, as the road route via Danbury crests the highest hill in Essex. The canal was used for this purpose until the late 70's. Today it is mainly used for pleasure boats and fishing.

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Heybridge

Type:Village

Heybridge, CM9 4AL

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  1. 12th century church, restored during the 15th Century to present condition. Seating for…

    0.12 miles away
  2. Located near to the centre of Heybridge, this site has good access from the surrounding…

    0.25 miles away
  3. Heybridge Creek is a channel that forms part of the flood relief scheme for the Heybridge…

    0.27 miles away
  1. This small site is accessible from Elizabeth Way and the Elms Farm development. Junior…

    0.42 miles away
  2. An award winning collection of British military artefacts from the English Civil War to…

    0.5 miles away
  3. The site boasts one of the largest and best equipped children's play sites in the Maldon…

    0.55 miles away
  4. Consists of meadow, rank vegetation, scrub trees, wet ditches and open water. A man-made…

    0.58 miles away
  5. Part of the site is accessible via a boardwalk from the footpath leading to the bridge…

    0.59 miles away
  6. Fullbridge Church

    0.61 miles away
  7. A large sports ground with associated sports pavilion and changing rooms. It is the home…

    0.64 miles away
  8. An area of grassland and trees which slopes gently down to saltmarsh at the edge of the…

    0.68 miles away
  9. The Assumption of our Lady, RC Church

    0.7 miles away
  10. Religious Society of Friends

    0.73 miles away
  11. We are a friendly bunch of people who take seriously our responsibility to seek first the…

    0.73 miles away
  12. We are a church made up of all ages, from the very young to the very mature, some are…

    0.74 miles away
  13. The Quaker Hall

    0.76 miles away
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