Dengie Peninsula

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Coordinates: 51°44′N 0°56′E / 51.733°N 0.933°E / 51.733; 0.933 Dengie is a peninsula in Essex, England, that once formed a hundred of the same name (sometimes spelled Dengy).

The peninsula is formed by the River Crouch to the south, the Blackwater to the north, both of which are tidal, and the North Sea to the east. The eastern part of the peninsula is marshy and forms the Dengie Marshes.

The western boundary of Dengie hundred ran from North Fambridge to a bit west of Maldon. The peninsula forms about half of the Maldon local government district.

Places on the peninsula are:

St. Peter-on-the-Wall Chapel, at the tip of the peninsula, and on the site of the Roman Saxon Shore fort of Othona

Farming on the Dengie Peninsula[edit]

The soil on the Dengie Peninsula is very rich. The area usually has mild winters.

The Dengie Peninsula is home to some of the oldest and largest vineyards in the UK, including:

  • Clayhill Vineyard[1]
  • New Hall Vineyard[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Vineyard predicts fruitful future". BBC News. 6 October 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  2. ^ Hardwick, Ian (28 February 2014). "A February Foray to New Hall Vineyard". English Wine Lovers. Retrieved 18 March 2017.

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