The Dengie Hundred describes a peninsular bounded by the River Blackwater in the north, the River Crouch in the south, Fambridge in the west and the North Sea/Thames Estuary in the east.
A ‘hundred’ is a Saxon description of an area containing 100 farms.
It is wonderful area to drive, cycle and walk through; many people find its flat rural landscapes under big skies truly inspirational.
Burnham on Crouch is the largest town in the Dengie Hundred.
The Domesday Book uses the Dengie Hundred’s former name – Wibrihtesherne Hundred. For more on this, including the villages listed and the tax they paid at the time, click here.