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Tendring District
Tendring
Shown within Essex
Geography
Status: District
Region: East of England
Admin. County: Essex
Area:
- Total
Ranked 129th
337.58 km²
Admin. HQ: Clacton-on-Sea
ONS code: 22UN
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2008 est.)
- Density
Ranked 123rd
147,600
437 / km²
Ethnicity:[1] 96.0% White
1.3% S.Asian
1.1% Black
1.0% Mixed Race
Politics
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Tendring District Council
http://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
Executive: Independent / Labour / Liberal Democrat
MPs: Douglas Carswell, Bernard Jenkin

Tendring is a local government district in North East Essex, England. It extends from the River Stour in the north, to the coast and the River Colne in the south, with the coast to the East and the town of Colchester to the west. Its council is based in Clacton-on-Sea. Towns in the district include Frinton-on-Sea, Walton-on-the-Naze, Brightlingsea and Harwich. Large villages in the district include St Osyth and Great Bentley.

Sometimes referred to as the "Tendring Peninsula", the district was formed on April 1, 1974 as a merger of the borough of Harwich, with Brightlingsea, Clacton and Frinton and Walton urban districts, and Tendring Rural District. The name Tendring comes from the ancient Tendring Hundred which is named after the small Tendring village at the centre of the area. The Tendring Poor Law Union covered the same area as the present district.

During the English civil war, the witch-finder general, Matthew Hopkins carried out many trials throughout this and the surrounding area especially in the towns of Manningtree and Mistley on the River Stour.

The largest town in the Tendring district is Clacton-on-Sea, with a population of 53,000.

Etymology

There are these theories about the origin of its name:-

Topology

The highest part of the district is a low (35 metres) ridge running west to east only 3 km south of the River Stour. The greater part of the district is undulating land sloping very gently to the south which is traversed by a number of streams.

Parishes

The district is divided into the following parishes. "From" indicates older parishes which have now been merged.

Soken

In the extreme east of the district is an area formerly known as the Soken which was granted special privileges in Saxon times. It is remembered in the place names Kirby-le-Soken, Thorpe-le-Soken and Walton-le-Soken (an older name for Walton-on-the-Naze).

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