Canvey Island

Pages 23-24

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex, Volume 4, South east. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1923.

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(O.S. 6 in. lxxvii. S.W.)

Canvey Island is a parish on the N. side of the Thames estuary, about 6 m. W. of Southend-on-Sea.


(1). Dutch Cottage (Plate, pp. xl-i), in village, 200 yards S.E. of the church, is of two storeys, and of plastered timber-framing and brick; the roofs are thatched. It is dated 1621 and is octagonal on plan with a central chimney-stack. Inside the building the timber-framing is exposed.

(2). Dutch Cottage, S.E. of Hill Hall, 700 yards N.W. of the church, is of two storeys and is similar in plan and construction to (1). It is dated 1618.

(3). Tree Farm, house, about 1½ m. W.N.W. of the church, is of one storey with attics, timber-framed and weather-boarded; the roofs are thatched. It was built in the 17th century and is of the central-chimney type with modern additions at the back. The square chimney-stack is original.