Northey Island

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Northey Island is located in Essex
Northey Island
Map showing the location of Northey Island within Essex.

Northey Island is an island in the estuary of the River Blackwater, Essex. It is linked to the south bank of the river by a causeway, covered for two hours either side of high tide. The island is approximately 2 km to the east of Maldon, Essex and 2 km to the west of Osea Island.

The whole island and part of the bank near the causeway are now a Nature Reserve. It is uninhabited apart from the warden.

The Battle of Maldon, 991 is believed to have taken place on the south bank near the island.

The island is owned by the National Trust and can be visited by arrangement with the warden. (1) It is one of 43 (unbridged) tidal islands which can be walked to from the British mainland and one of 6 such tidal islands in Essex. (1)



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Coordinates: 51°43′23″N 0°43′14″E / 51.72300°N 0.72050°E / 51.72300; 0.72050


1. No Boat Required – Exploring Tidal Islands, Peter Caton, 2011, Troubador Publishing, ISBN 978-1848767-010