Place:Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, England

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NameWalton-on-the-Naze
Alt namesAelduluesnasasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 105
TypeTown
Coordinates51.85°N 1.267°E
Located inEssex, England
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Walton-on-the-Naze is a small town in Essex, England, on the North Sea coast in the Tendring district. It is north of Clacton and south of the port of Harwich. It abuts Frinton-on-Sea to the south, and is part of the parish of Frinton and Walton. It is a resort town, with a permanent population of about 6,000. It attracts many visitors, The Naze being the main attraction. There is also a pier.

The parish was earlier known as Walton-le-Soken. The name 'Walton' is a common one meaning a 'farmstead or village of the Britons', while 'Soken' denotes the soke (an area of special jurisdiction) that included Thorpe, Kirby and Walton.

Walton has an HM Coastguard team and houses Thames MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre), organising rescues from Southwold to Herne Bay.

Walton-on-the-Naze railway station is on a branch of the Sunshine Coast Line.

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