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  1. BE2 flying
    Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome is a unique place with a unique history. It is the largest known surviving group of RFC buildings on a WWI aerodrome which was not adapted for further military use later in its history.
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  2. Napoleonic period cannon at CMSM
    An award winning collection of British military artefacts from the English Civil War to today. Collections focus on the Special Forces, espionage, uniforms, medals, swords, and the Donnington Firearms Collection of over 700 guns.
    1. The RAF Bradwell Bay war memorial.
      RAF Bradwell Bay is a former Royal Air Force station located on the Dengie Peninsular, approximately 9.5 miles east of Maldon. It is the site of a war memorial to the 121 members of the Allied Air Forces who "in answer to the call of duty left this airfield to fly into the blue forever". The memorial is in the shape of a crashed Mosquito aircraft. The central area of the airfield was first laid prior to the Second World Ware as a grass landing strip for the nearby Dengie firing ranges off the coast before being rebuilt in 1940 as an large RAF station with concrete runways, hangars and other buildings.

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    1. Address

      Woodham Walter, CM9 6RF

      Woodham Walter

      War memorials in the village of Woodham Walter include a Memorial Shelter, a Memorial Garden and a Memorial Clock on the parish church. The churchyard also contains two Commonwealth War Graves.

    2. Address

      Church Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HP


      01621 857191


      St. Mary's Church is known locally as the Fisherman's Church as its tower guides sailors and their craft into the Hythe Quay. The existing building dates from 1130, but archaeological evidence suggests that it used to be the site of a Saxon church.

    3. Address

      Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, CM9 5JQ


      The World War One Avenue of Remembrance at Promenade Park begins by the coach park and loops around the field to the main vehicle entrance from Park Drive. The Avenue originally consisted of 180 numbered trees and was dedicated on 27 November 1935…

    4. Address

      Northey Cottage, Northey Island, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6PP


      Northey is an island in the Blackwater Estuary in Essex, connected to the mainland by a causeway that is covered by the tide twice every day. It is a Site of special scientific interest with a large area of undisturbed Saltmarsh. It is also the site…

    5. Address

      London Road, Maldon, CM9 6LJ


      Maldon Cemetery dates back to 1855 and the older parts of the cemetery are both havens for wildlife and fascinating places to visit. The cemetery is home to 21 Commonwealth War Graves.

    6. Address

      Heybridge Cemetery, Goldhanger Road, Heybridge, CM9 4QR


      Heybridge War Memorial is a Grade II Listed memorial made from creamy Portland limestone and stands just inside the gates to the cemetery. Approximately 3m high, it is in the form of a cross with a stone relief sword on the front and an octagonal…

    7. Address

      Trusses Road, Bradwell-on-Sea, CM0 7QS


      RAF Bradwell Bay is a former Royal Air Force station located on the Dengie Peninsular, approximately 9.5 miles east of Maldon. It is the site of a war memorial to the 121 members of the Allied Air Forces who "in answer to the call of duty left this…

    8. Address

      Seawall, 900m south-east of Holliwell Farm, Burnham-on-Crouch, CM0 8NG


      An unusual piece of wartime history can be found on the seawall heading out of Burnham-on-Crouch towards Bradwell-on-Sea. Around 4 miles from Burnham you will come to a unique hexagonal, two-storey control/observation tower and an accompanying…

    9. Address

      High Street, Burnham, CM0 8AG


      Burnham’s war memorial remembers 98 local soldiers who died in the First World War, and 27 soldiers and 10 civilians who died in the Second World War. The pale stone obelisk, which looks out over the estuary, was designed by the renowned architect R…

    10. Address

      Totham Plains, The Street, Little Totham, CM9 8JQ

      Little Totham

      Little Totham's moving modern war memorial was only built in 2019 and commemorates Private Ernest Albert Belcher who died in 1917 and Private Charles Chaplin who died in 1920. The memorial, next to the village sign, comprises three steel Tommy…

    11. Address

      St Leonard's Church, Station Rd, Southminster, Essex, CM10 7EW


      01621 772300


      Southminster War Memorial is a 2.4m obelisk in the grounds of St Leonard's Church, bearing the names of 75 casualties of war.

    12. Address

      East End Road/High Street, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, CM0 7PY


      01621 779620


      Grade II Listed church dating from the 14th century, with the parish War Memorial inside and Commonwealth War Graves and a Roll of Honour memorial in its grounds. The church has a medieval timber porch, parish cage and peal of bells.

    13. Address

      All Saints Church, Church Hill, Purleigh, CM3 6QJ


      The war memorial at Purleigh stands in the graveyard extension opposite the Grade I Listed All Saints Church and takes the form of a 10ft granite obelisk on a three-stepped base, built by Wray & Fuller of Chelmsford. It commemorates the lives of 25…

    14. Address

      St Mary the Virgin church, Church Street, Tollesbury, CM9 8QJ


      07908 776750


      Tollesbury War Memorial stands in the churchyard of St Mary the Virgin, a beautiful Grade II* Listed church. The memorial is a wooden cross on a three-stepped brick base. There is a second, stone war memorial on the playing fields at Victory…

    15. Address

      Basin Road, Heybridge Basin, CM9 4RJ


      07950 636 660

      Heybridge Basin

      The little church building behind the bus shelter in Heybridge Basin began life during World War 1, as an Armstrong Hut, used as the Sergeants’ Mess hut on Goldhanger Airfield. This airfield was first used as a night landing ground by the Royal…

    16. Address

      Maldon Road, Woodham Mortimer, CM9 6SN

      Woodham Mortimer

      Pretty St Margaret's Church dates from the 12th century, but the majority of the Grade II Listed building was reconstructed in the 19th century. Features include a 13th century font and an interesting graveyard with an impressive raised memorial to…

    17. Address

      Church Lane, Stow Maries, Essex, CM3 6SL

      Stow Maries

      The parish church of St Mary and St Margaret is Grade II* Listed. The church chancel was built in the 14th century and the nave in the 15th century. The churchyard has five Commonwealth War Graves.

    18. Address

      Church Street, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex, CM9 8TS

      Tolleshunt D'Arcy

      St Nicholas Church is Grade I listed. Its churchyard extension, a little way up the road, has three Commonwealth War Graves.

    19. Address

      Rectory Road, Tolleshunt Knights, CM9 8HF

      Tolleshunt Knights

      This 12th century Grade II* Listed church is now owned by the nearby Orthodox Monastery of St John the Baptist. The churchyard has two Commonwealth War Graves.

    20. Address

      Access between 2 and 4 North End, Southminster, CM0 7DN


      The cemetery includes two Commonwealth War Graves. Private E Chinnery of the Middlesex Regiment and W Witney, a driver with the Royal Army Service Corps both have memorials there.