Goldhanger had an agricultural museum and has a church dedicated to St Peter. Goldhanger is at the head of a short creek, on the north side of the estuary of the River Blackwater, four miles east-north-east of the town of Maldon.
- John Christopher Atkinson (1814-1900), writer and antiquary
- "Civil Parish population 2011". http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=7&b=11123785&c=CM9+8AP&d=16&e=62&g=6425498&i=1001x1003x1032x1004&m=0&r=0&s=1443003188467&enc=1. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
- Museums in Essex
- Eilert Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.200.
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