Hullbridge

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This article is about the Essex village. For the East Riding of Yorkshire village, see Hull Bridge.

Coordinates: 51°37′12″N 0°37′12″E / 51.620°N 0.620°E / 51.620; 0.620

Hullbridge
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Hullbridge Sign
Hullbridge is located in Essex
Hullbridge
Hullbridge
 Hullbridge shown within Essex
Population c. 6,500
OS grid reference TQ8194
District Rochford
Shire county Essex
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Hockley
Postcode district SS5
Dialling code 01702
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
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Hullbridge is a village and civil parish in the Rochford district of Essex in east England. Bordered to the north by the River Crouch, and semi-isolated from the nearby towns of Hockley and Rayleigh, Hullbridge has a population of around 7,300 (2009).

Prehistoric relics, such as Mesolithic flint axes, have been found in the parish. The village takes its name from a Roman bridge that once crossed the river at this point. Along the river bank there are remains of evaporation pans where salt was made in medieval times.[1]

The village includes Riverside Primary School (opened September 2010, following the amalgamation of the infant and junior schools), a post office, a library and two pubs, The Anchor [2] and The Smugglers Den (members only). Both overlook the river and have external drinking facilities. It also has two shopping facilities, Budgens and The Co-operative Food, a Chinese and fish and chip takeaway service and an Indian restaurant.

A frequent bus service to Southend via Rayleigh, gives a rail link with London and Southend.

Sport and leisure[edit]

Hullbridge has a Non-League football club Hullbridge Sports F.C. who play at Lower Road.

Leisure facilities include yacht clubs, a sports and social club, and the Hullbridge Community Centre. Lords Golf and Country Club [3] is situated on the main road out of Hullbridge towards Rayleigh. In addition, there are a number of riverside and country walks that start, finish or pass through Hullbridge.

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