Milton hamlet has sunk into oblivion, but still to be found are traces of the ‘middle town’ between Leigh-on-Sea and Southchurch.
Chalkwell is a thriving residential area which has its roots in the large estates of Victorian era and the Crowstone has been a landmark in the Thames estuary for nearly eight hundred years.
In Milton, Chalkwell and the Crowstone Marion Pearce explores in depth Milton’s foundation in Saxon times through to its pre-eminence in the thirteenth century, when it was almost submerged by the tide. Thereafter with coming of the 19th and 20th centuries substantial changes in housing, shopping and worship changed the hamlet of Milton forever as it was absorbed into the fashionable new seaside resorts of Southend and Westcliff-on-Sea.
The histories of the Crowstone or more accurately the crowstones are covered together with fascinating accounts of some of the elaborate ceremonies celebrating their installation together with details of the dignitaries whose names have been carved in stone over the years.
With over 75 illustration and maps
Size 234 X 134mm 300gms
MILTON, CHALKWELL and the CROWSTONE
by Marion Pearce
See the short video