10 Sights in Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom (with Map and Images)

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1. Former Beecroft Art Gallery

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Beecroft Art Gallery is a gallery in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England. Prior to 2014, the gallery was formerly located in and Edwardian building on Station Road at Westcliff-on-Sea which was donated to the people of Southend-on-Sea in 1952 by Walter Beecroft (1885–1961) to house his eclectic collection of art works. Beecroft was a solicitor in nearby Leigh. He had already set up an Art Gallery Sub-Committee of the Public Libraries & Museum Committee in 1928, and in 1947 he proposed to endow a building to become and Art Gallery. Eventually, this led to the Beecroft Art Gallery on Station Road. Beecroft also endowed the Beecroft Bequest, an art purchase fund administered by the Museums Association. The gallery was resited in 2014 to the former home of the Central Library on Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea.

Wikipedia: Beecroft Art Gallery (EN)

2. Prittlewell Priory

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Prittlewell Priory is a medieval priory in the Prittlewell area of Southend, Essex, England. It was founded in the 12th century, by monks from the Cluniac Priory of St Pancras in Lewes, East Sussex, and passed into private hands at the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII. The last private owner, the jeweller R. A. Jones, gave the priory and the grounds to the local council. The grounds now form a public park, Priory Park, and the Grade I listed building is open to the public as a museum. Priory Park is located adjacent to the priory. The remains of the priory are a scheduled monument.

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3. Adventure Island Pleasure Park

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Adventure Island is a theme park in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England. The site of the theme park flanks the north end of Southend Pier and has been a theme park since 1976 when the land now forming the west side of the park was purchased by the Miller family. The park used to be known as Peter Pan’s Playground and later Peter Pan’s Adventure Island before becoming Adventure Island. The site is owned and managed by Stockvale Limited. The park contains thirty six rides, retail outlets, and numerous catering outlets.

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4. Southend Pier

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Southend PierSouthend_Pier_Autumn_2007.jpg: Damian DukarskiThe original uploader was Dammmmian at English Wikipedia. derivative work: SilkTork / CC BY-SA 3.0

Southend Pier is a major landmark in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom. Extending 2.16 kilometres (1.34 mi) into the Thames Estuary, it is the longest pleasure pier in the world. The bill to build the new pier, to replace a previous timber jetty, received Royal Assent in May 1829 with construction starting in July 1829. The timber pier was replaced by an iron pier that opened to the public in August 1889. The Southend Pier Railway, opened in the early 1890s, was the first pier railway in the country.

Wikipedia: Southend Pier (EN)

5. Our Lady Help of Christians & St Helen's Catholic Church

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St Helen's Church is a Roman Catholic Parish church in Westcliff-on-Sea in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England. It was founded in 1862 and built in 1867. Further extensions were made to the church from 1898 to 1903, designed by Alexander Scoles. It is situated on Milton Road near to the corner of St Helen's Road, next to St Bernard's High School. It is a Gothic Revival church, the first post-Reformation Catholic church to be built in Southend and a Grade II listed building.

Wikipedia: Our Lady Help of Christians and St Helen's Church, Westcliff-on-Sea (EN)

6. Southchurch Hall

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Southchurch Hall is Grade I listed Medieval moated house located in Southchurch, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England. The Hall was home to farming families until the 1920s. In 1930 it was extensively restored and presented to the town of Southend by the Dowsett Family. The Hall has been listed in Jenkins' top 1,000 houses in England. The moat surrounding the house is a scheduled monument.

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7. Palace Theatre and Dixon Studio

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The Palace Theatre is a theatre Westcliff-on-Sea which is part of the city of Southend-on-sea in the English county of Essex. The theatre presents a range of performances, including drama, music and both local and national touring companies.

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8. Southchurch Park

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Southchurch Park is a recreational park in the parish of Southchurch, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England. The park is 12 hectares in area and contains sports pitches, including a cricket ground, formal gardens, a boating lake and a café.

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9. Southend Cliff Lift

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Southend Cliff LiftDanny Nicholson from Southend on Sea, England / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Southend Cliff Railway, or Southend Cliff Lift, is a funicular in the English city of Southend-on-Sea, constructed in 1912. The lift operated for the first time on Bank Holiday Monday, in August of that year.

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10. Holy Trinity, Southchurch

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The Church of the Holy Trinity is a Church of England parish church in Southchurch, Southend-on-Sea, Essex. The church is a grade II* listed building with the earliest parts dating to the Norman period.

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