Place:Brightlingsea, Essex, England

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NameBrightlingsea
Alt namesBrictesceseiasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 100
Brictricseiasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 100
TypeTown, Urban district
Coordinates51.817°N 1.033°E
Located inEssex, England
See alsoTendring Rural, Essex, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1896
Tendring (district), Essex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Brightlingsea is a coastal town in the Tendring District of Essex, England, located between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea, situated at the mouth of the River Colne, on Brightlingsea Creek. It has an estimated population of 8,500.

Its traditional industries included fishery (with a renowned oyster fishery) and shipbuilding. With the decline of these industries, the town is largely a dormitory town for Colchester.

Brightlingsea is a limb of Sandwich, one of the Cinque Ports. The town retains an active ceremonial connection with the Cinque Ports, electing a Deputy from a guild of Freemen.

After a short sojourn in Tendring Rural District from 1894 until 1896, Brightlingsea became an urban district. Since 1974 it has been located in the Tendring District of Essex.

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