Canvey Model Village (1911)

...History like you're there

Welcome to Canvey Model Village, this project was going to be an interactive 3D model of Canvey Island properties during history, however I soon realised the mammoth task that this was. The first stage of this task is to identify where all the properties on Canvey were in 1911. I have started with the year 1911 as this was the year of the UK Census, and this information, as well as other resources, were used to locate the properties and pin point where they were.

On the Map, the green placemarks I have positively identified with the property in the Census. The yellow ones are other properties I know about of the period but have not been linked to the census or other documentation that proves they were there in 1911.

Canvey Island lies in the Thames estuary, and is located in the UK. This is a work in progress so please bear with me.

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Looking at the Census, many of the properties were described just by their name and an area of the Island, and although there were named "roads". The roads themselves were not mentioned in the census adding to the problem of identifying them. Many of the roads on Canvey were unmade, and were just staked out grass tracks which became difficult to use in winter.

To find out much more about Canvey history, you must visit www.CanveyIsland.org

To contact the author, email