St Lawrence Bay

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St Lawrence Bay
St Lawrence Bay is located in Essex
St Lawrence Bay
St Lawrence Bay
Location within Essex
OS grid referenceTL934029
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSouthminster
Postcode districtCM0
Dialling code01621
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°43′12″N 0°49′19″E / 51.720°N 0.822°E / 51.720; 0.822Coordinates: 51°43′12″N 0°49′19″E / 51.720°N 0.822°E / 51.720; 0.822

St Lawrence Bay is a village in Essex, UK. It is in an area known as the Dengie Hundred, next to the River Blackwater.

The village is now known as St Lawrence, Essex which comprises the two settlements of St Lawrence Bay and Ramsey Island. The population is included in the civil parish of Steeple.

St Lawrence has the local nickname of 'Stone'.

Parish Council[edit]

St Lawrence Parish Council meets monthly in St Lawrence Church Hall


In the past the village was known as St Lawrence Newland a reference to clearing the forest to make way for farming that created the village.


St Lawrence Parish Church is built on a high spot at the southern edge of the village. The church has been designated as a rural discovery church and as such displays regular exhibitions. Three generations of the Wedgewood Benn family including Viscount Stansgate are commemorated in this church

Leisure activities[edit]

The village is famous for sailing and watersports, which bring in many tourists during the summer. However, one of the two caravan parks has been almost completely replaced by housing.

There are two pubs: The St. Lawrence Inn and The Stone. The Inn also houses restaurant.

St Lawrence Bay is home to Stone Sailing Club and to a watersports club.

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