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Mary   Link to this

Shell Haven.

Well, silly me. I had always assumed that this place on the Thames Estuary took its name from Shell, the oil company, because it was the location of a large Shell refinery (at Stanford-le-Hope)and adjacent jetties in the 20th century. Delightful to discover that it was called Shell-haven centuries before that.

After the refinery closed about 10 years ago, Shell UK sold the site to P&O who established a large container port there.

cum salis grano   Link to this

Shield Haven also gives good meaning to location, protection from danger.
Thanks to differing diction's of the times.

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