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Essex Historic Grazing Marshes Project

Front cover for Essex Historic Grazing Marshes Project

English Heritage Project Number 6134

By Adrian Gascoyne, Maria Medlycott

The report forms an assessment of the historic environment in the distinctive and sensitive grazing marshes of the Essex coast. The report was commissioned from Essex County Council by English Heritage, as part of the National Heritage Protection Plan's coastal survey work.

It provides a period by period overview of the historic environment of the marshes, their biodiversity and it looks at the threats to this vulnerable physical heritage. It also encompasses intangible heritage such as placenames. The report contains more detailed character assessments for each of 62 individual areas of marshland.

The assessment resulted in the creation of records within the county Historic Environment Record.


1 Introduction
2 The Historic Environment of Coastal Grazing Marshes in Essex
3 Characterisation of the historic coastal grazing marsh resource

Additional Information

  • Publication Status: Completed

If you require an alternative accessible version of this document please contact: Essex County Council Place Services, County Hall, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1QH
By telephone: 03330-136853, By email:

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