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A peaceful island retreat in the Blackwater Estuary
The Battle of Maldon took place on these shores in 991 AD, making this the oldest recorded battlefield in Britain.
Although Stone Age flints have been found on Northey Island, the causeway itself is thought to be Roman in origin, similar to that of neighbouring Osea Island. At low tide it is possible to walk across the causeway to the island.
In 1923, Sir Norman Angell, writer, politician and Nobel Peace Prize winner, bought the island. He constructed the turreted walls around the garden and also built the present towered Northey House.
Please note: access is by advance permit only; please contact us on 01621 853142 or email us us to arrange a visit. Northey House and out buildings are let on a private lease and are not open to the public