Southminster


Southminster

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Southminster
latitude= 51.6598
longitude= 0.831
population= 3,776 (2001 Census)
shire_district= Maldon
shire_county = Essex
region= East of England
constituency_westminster= Maldon and East Chelmsford
post_town= SOUTHMINSTER
postcode_district= CM0
postcode_area=CM
dial_code= 01621
os_grid_reference= TQ961995

Southminster is a town in the Maldon district of Essex in the East of England on the Dengie peninsula. It lies about three miles north of Burnham-on-Crouch and ten miles south-east of Maldon town.

Isolated 20 miles from Chelmsford, the nearest large town, the town would be very much in decline if it were not for Southminster railway station and employment opportunities at the nearby Bradwell Power Station. The station is situated on a single-line branch from Wickford, which was electrified in the 1980s, and provides an hourly service to Shenfield, which in the rush hour continues through to Liverpool Street station in the City of London thus including the town in the London commuter belt.

The town has one primary school, a small library, a handful of pubs, a police station, a few local businesses such as 'Martins' convenience store, a bakery and many takeaways.

Nearest places

* Maldon
* Burnham-on-Crouch
* Bradwell-on-sea

External links

* [http://www.burnhamrotary.info The Rotary Club of Burnham on Crouch and Dengie Hundred]
* http://www.dengie.org.uk A local directory containing the history,current life and photographs of Southminster


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