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Burnham-on-Crouch waterfront

Burnham-on-Crouch is a historic town situated on the banks of the River Crouch in the East Coast of England.

Best known as a yachting centre hosting the internationally famous 'Burnham Week' it also boasts many other attractions as diverse as Bronze Age burial mounds to a working steam railway museum.

Burnham-on-Crouch is the capital of the picturesque Dengie 100 much of which is unchanged since its listing in the Doomsday Book.



Burnham on Crouch and the Dengie 100 are fortunate to have the Rivers Crouch and Blackwater plus the North Sea on three sides of the peninsula which gives the area its famous mild maritime climate enjoying mild winters and fine summers.

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  • 1 Burnham-on-Crouch railway station. A stop on the Crouch Valley Line, which runs between Wickford and Southminster. Greater Anglia provides regular services to Wickford and Southminster, with direct services extending to and from London Liverpool Street during peak hours, thus allowing the town's inclusion in the London commuter belt. Burnham-on-Crouch railway station (Q2376429) on Wikidata Burnham-on-Crouch railway station on Wikipedia
  • Bus services are operated by First Essex, Stephensons of Essex and Fords Coaches. Routes link the town with Chelmsford, Maldon, Latchingdon, South Woodham Ferrers and Southminster.

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Map of Burnham-on-Crouch


  • Bronze Age burial mounds.
  • 1 The Mangapps Railway Museum. Usually open weekends, bank holidays and school holidays. It has 0.75 miles (1.21 km) of standard gauge running line and a collection of rolling stock compiled of 18 steam and diesel locomotives and over 80 carriages and wagons. Mangapps Railway Museum (Q6748826) on Wikidata Mangapps Railway Museum on Wikipedia
  • 2 St Mary's Church, Burnham on Crouch. The parish church is a large medieval church dedicated to St Mary the Virgin. The church is first recorded in 1155, when it was given to Little Dunmow Priory, and the Purbeck marble font dates from the twelfth century. The church's unusual plaster barrel vault dates from 1775, after the previous roof was destroyed by fire in 1774. St Mary's Church, Burnham on Crouch (Q7594292) on Wikidata St Mary's Church, Burnham on Crouch on Wikipedia
  • 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.


  • Sailing. The town has four yacht clubs


  • Burnham Week






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