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Leigh Spring (site of), LEIGH-ON-SEA, Southend District, TQ838857, Historical site only

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Historical site only

Natural springs are common in parts of Essex and were originally the only source of fresh water for some settlements. In Leigh-on-Sea High Street is an early nineteenth century brick structure at the bottom of a conduit carrying water from a cliff top spring. A cast iron plaque dated 1846 records the reinstatement of the well head in 1825.

The spring no doubt issued from the junction of the Thames terrace gravels with the underlying London Clay. A stone in Rectory Grove, not now in its original position, was placed at the well head in 1712.


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Reference: Bundock 1978

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