North Shoebury

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St Mary's Church, North Shoebury

North Shoebury (once known as Shoebury Parva and Little Shoebury) is a district and former village in the north-east of Southend-on-Sea in the English county of Essex.

North Shoebury was once an ecclesiastical parish.[1] The 1870-2 gazetteer entry reads:

SHOEBURY (North), a parish in Rochford district, Essex; on the coast, 3½ miles E of Southend r. station. Post town, Southchurch, under Southend. Acres, 2,131; of which 1,045 are water. Real property, £2,518. Pop., 193. Houses, 40. The manor belongs to G. A. W. Welch, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £185.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient but good.

— John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales

North Shoebury was, until 1 October 1933, additionally a civil parish; on this date it was abolished and administration split between Southend-on-Sea and Great Wakering parishes.[2]

To this day, there is still a divide between North and South Shoeburyness; the south of the town has the Garrison, Shoeburyness High School, Shoebury East Beach, Shoebury Common Beach, some industrial estates and is the site of a new Lidl (on the former Gunners Park). The most expensive housing tends to be clustered around the converted former Garrison and along Shoebury Common seafront. The North has an Asda supermarket, several public houses including The Parsons Barn, The Meadowlark and The Angel Inn and is otherwise predominantly residential.


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Coordinates: 51°32′24″N 0°46′54″E / 51.53989°N 0.78167°E / 51.53989; 0.78167