Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe is a town in north eastern Essex, England, approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) south east of Colchester. Historically Wivenhoe village, on the banks of the River Colne, and Wivenhoe Cross, on the higher ground to the north, were two separate settlements but with considerable development in the 19th century the two have merged.

In 2008, the town had a population of over 10,000. The town's history centres around fishing, ship building, and smuggling. The town is considered to have a bohemian quality, remaining popular with local artists and writers.

Much of lower Wivenhoe is also a designated conservation area, with many streets being of particular architectural interest.

Read more about WivenhoeEtymology, History, Wivenhoe Park, Transport, Society and Leisure, Education, Notable Residents/natives

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