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1841

There were 2,339 inhabitants in Southend

St John's by you.Church With a View - St John The Baptist Church is completed in 1841; today this key Southend church is hidden behind the Palace Hotel, but in 1841 when it was completed it had clear views out across the estuary and was an important landmark for crews sailing up the estuary.  The graveyard has some significant inhabitants that would provide an interesting history of Southend in itself with early Mayors of the town, and a couple of prominent writers including Robert Buchanan and a memorial to Warwick Deeping, who was born a stone throw away in Prospect House on the top of Pier Hill.

 

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