Maldon Location map
Parking information for Maldon, Essex, England, Great Britain
 
  View of Market Hill, Maldon, Essex, England   Market Hill.

This fairly steep hill climbs up, from the River Blackwater, past colour-washed houses to the Maeldune Centre at the top where it forms a junction with the High Street.

 

 

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  View of High Street, Maldon, Essex, England   Maldon High Street.

This view is looking West from the top of the Moot Hall. A small part of All Saints Church can be seen on the right.

 

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  Picture of All Saints Church, Maldon, Essex, England   All Saints Church.

Built of flint and stone this church is unique because of its 12th Century triangular tower.

The vicar of Purleigh Church, Lawrence Washington, who was the great, great grandfather of George Washington, first president of the United States, is buried here.

 

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  Photograph of the River Blackwater from the Promenade, Maldon, Essex, England   River Blackwater, Maldon.

This view is from the Promenade looking downstream at low tide. A short way behind the camera is Hythe Quay.

A large group of Mute Swans can be seen on the mud exposed at low tide.

 

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  Scene showing Thames Sailing Barges moored at Hythe Quay, Maldon, Essex, England   Thames Sailing Barges, The Hythe Quay, Maldon.

These barges, with their distinctive red ochre sails, have unusual names such as 'Hydrogen', 'Repertor', 'Thistle' and 'Reminder'. Visitors are able to take trips on a number of these barges which include both day trips and trips which include overnight stays.

Once the East Coast's traditional cargo vessel, at the turn of the century the fleet numbered over 2,000, today only a handful survive.

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