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Burnham on Crouch and the Dengie Hundred

 

Burnham-on-Crouch  is a town in the Maldon District of Essex in the East of England. It lies on the north bank of the River Crouch. It is one of Britain's leading places to for yachting and other water sports.  Historically, it has benefited from its location on the coast - first as a ferry port, later as a fishing port known for its oyster beds, and most recently as a centre for yachting. There are many listed buildings in the town, including the Grade II listed Royal Corinthian Yacht Club designed in 1931 by the modernist architect Joseph Emberton. Although the town has a population of little over 7,550, it is the principal settlement in the wider Dengie peninsula area (population 20,000), meaning it has facilities that are uncommon in small towns, such as a cinema, a laundrette, a post office, 20 odd licensed drinking establishments. Burnham-on-Crouch holds a bi-annual charity fund-raising pubcrawl, an event which first took place in June 2007. Typically more than 100 local people walk through the town in themed fancy dress raising money for The Samaritans. There is both a summer and winter edition of the crawl. The town has a community magazine based in the town and compiled by Burnham residents. Burnham & Dengie Hundred Review is delivered free to residents in Burnham and the surrounding area. 

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