Welcome to the Dengie Hundred

The Dengie Hundred is a peninsula of land to the east of Chelmsford, Essex bounded by the North Sea to the east, the River Crouch to the south and the River Blackwater to the north.

This area has been a human home since Neolithic man discovered the rich soil and the mild maritime climate. The Romans came to built forts, roads and homes then they were followed by the Saxons who gave the area its Dengie name and attracted St Cedd who built his chapel which has become a nationally important monument.

In the following years history was shaped by the surrounding sea, marshes and rich farmland with sea battles over oysters, agricultural progress, wars and religious revival.

Modern Dengie is a thriving rural community that has retained the qualities of life set out by its forebears whilst accommodating modern leisure and industrial facilities.



Idyllic hamlets with Essex Weather board cottages nestling against historic Inns  conjure up images of bygone years. The sleepy images cover up a lively soul with village activity abounding in every corner.

Long may 'The Dengie' remain an oasis from the modern world.