Your guide to the district of Maldon and its history

Maldon is a town on the Blackwater estuary in Essex, England and is the seat of the Maldon district which includes the starting point of the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation at Heybridge Basin.
This park has been a summer haven for generations of families living in or visiting Maldon and is now especially popular with the splash park
Ajacent to Promenade Park and home to many of the surviving Thames barges. This old port is now a great attraction for visitors and locals
Where the Rivers Chelmer and Blackwater converge at the start of the man made cut of the Navigation. This area is also home to Beeleigh Abbey and mill
Located at the sea end of the Chelmer and Blackwater navigation, the Basin contains many resident and visiting craft. A good starting point for walks along the sea walls

Maldon Museum
Located by the gates of Promenade Park it houses a large collection of displays depicting the history of Maldon

Museum of Power Langford
The old water pumping station exhibits includes working examples of power sources of all types and chronicles the major roles that they have played in history

Combined Military Services Museum
Huge range of exhibits conveying the history of warfare and weapons from the middle ages to the present day

The Railway to Maldon
Opened in 1848 and finally closed in 1964. The story of the Witham to Maldon railway
Beeleigh Abbey
Beeleigh Abbeywas contructed in 1180 on land granted to the Canons by Robert Mantell
E H Bentall & Co
From a plough designed by a farmer to once the main industry in Heybridge
All Saints Church Maldon
Beckingham Hall, Tolleshunt Major
Beeleigh Mill
Dr Thomas Plume and the Library
Edward Bright - the fat man of Maldon
St Marys Church, Maldon
The Langford Pumping Station
The Bentall Car
Maldon in 1818

Medieval Maldon
Maldon is not one of England's better known medieval towns. It was not a major player during the period when medieval urbanization is best documented, its importance lying in a mistier period of the Middle Ages, and consequently little attention has been paid it by historians. Yet, as a town relatively late in maturing, it provides an interesting comparison to larger towns. Read the History of Medieval Maldon by Stephen Alsford here

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