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St James' Church, Dengie
Grid reference: TL986016
Location: 51°40’43"N, 0°52’18"E
Population: 119  (2011[1])
Post town: Southminster
Postcode: CM0
Local Government
Council: Maldon

Dengie is a village and parish in eastern Essex, situated to the north-east of Southminster. It had a population of 119 at the 2011 census.[1]

It gives its name to the Dengie peninsula and hundred and to the Dengie Special Protection Area.

The place-name 'Dengie' is first attested in a manuscript of between 709 and 745, where it appears as Deningei. It appears as Daneseia in the Domesday Book of 1086. The name means 'Dene's island' or 'the island of Dene's people'.[2]

The 14th-century church of St James is the parish Church for the village.

Dengie marshes were once used to film an episode of Doctor Who. [3]


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