South Fambridge

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South Fambridge
All Saints, parish church of South Fambridge - - 849076.jpg
All Saints parish church
Grid reference: TQ854959
Location: 51°37’51"N, 0°40’43"E
Post town: Rochford
Postcode: SS4
Dialling code: 01702
Local Government
Council: Rochford

South Fambridge is a village and ancient parish in Essex. It is located about 300 yards from the River Crouch. Surrounded by farmland, it is reached by the Fambridge Road, approximately a mile and a half from the main Ashingdon Road.


The village once had a small airfield which no longer exists, having been converted into a residential estate named Pemberton Field after Noel Pemberton Billing. On 20 February 2009 it was the 100th anniversary of the first experimental flights beside the River Crouch meadows. Kenneth Bannerman, Director General of the[Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust unveiled a memorial to the airfield. A Spitfire flown by Carolyn Grace took part in the Anniversary Commemoration, entertaining the crowd by carrying out some aerobatic manoeuvres. The Memorial is located at TQ854957 on the site of Brickhouse Farm.

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