The place-name 'Dengie' is first attested in a manuscript of between 709 and 745, where it appears as Deningei. It appears as Daneseia in the Domesday Book of 1086. The name means 'Dene's island' or 'the island of Dene's people'.
The 14th-century church of St James is the parish Church for the village.
Dengie Flats, offshore, was used as bombing and strafing range by the RAF and USAAF during the 2nd World War, and also attracted many crashlanding aircraft bound to or from the nearby RAF Bradwell Bay airfield. Between 1942 and 1945 Dengie was also the site of a 10-cm "Coast Defence" radar station used to warn of enemy ships and low-flying aircraft.
(Sources—RAF record books at National Archive; USAF Missing in Action records;J P Foynes "Battle of the East Coast 1939-1945")
Dengie marshes were once used to film an episode of Doctor Who.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
- Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.141.
- http://www.doctorwholocations.net/locations/tillinghammarshes. Missing or empty
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