Holland in England: Relics of the Dutch Settlement on Canvey Island, in the Thames

The Illustrated London News, October 3, 1903

Round Dutch Cottage with Chimney in the Middle (1618 Dutch Cottage)
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The Dutchman Croppenburgh's Sea-Dyke, for building which he received a Grant of Land for Settlement in 1622 (Lobster Smack Inn)
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The Old Well, Sunk by Public Subscription Aided by a Gift from the City of London (1622 Dutch Cottage behind and Vicarage in the distance)
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Dutch Cottage nearly three centuries old (1621 Dutch Cottage)
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In the year 1622, one-third of the lands of Canvey Island was given in fee simple to Joas Croppenburgh, a Dutchman, in consideration of his securing the island from the overflowing of the tide and the encroachment of the sea. He accordingly built dykes on the Dutch principle. These remain to this day. In the island there is now no Dutch community.

Many thanks to sleekburn on ebay for sending me the page with these pictures and text.

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