3 Annotations

Second Reading

Christopher Hilton  •  Link

The area of the Thames estuary off Leigh-on-Sea, Essex (a former fishing village now part of Southend-on-Sea).

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Leigh Road
The roadstead opposite Leigh-on-sea, Essex. (L&M Companion)

Third Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Lee Road, Kent -- just west of Southend-on-Sea is Leigh-on-Sea. The area is close to the Leigh Channel leading into Leigh and Benfleet Creek, and described on Admiralty charts as suitable for "small ship anchorage" and would be a good place for sheltering a ship or fleet with quick access to the Thames estuary; about 30 nautical miles to clear Margate and North Foreland.

A ship could be anchored close enough to Leigh (about 2nm) for regular communication with London.

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