The History of Wivenhoe
A summary page for articles and other information about Wivenhoe's rich history
There have been a number of articles written about Wivenhoe and its rich history going back before the time of writing the Domesday Book in 1086.
Of course, Wivenhoe was created long before this time.
Click on the following links to find out more about these more general pages that will give you an idea about how Wivenhoe has become the place it is today. Of course, there are now hundreds of pages in this community archive that each deal with more specific subjects. You should use the Search function if you want to find out something of specific interest or browse the Topics on the right hand side of the Home page.
To learn more about Wivenhoe generally, click on the subjects below:
- A brief summary of Wivenhoe’s history
- The history written up especially for the 1951 Festival
- Wivenhoe was formed in the Ice Age – The Tendring Geodiversity Characterisation Project
- Wivenhoe was formed in the Ice Age – a detailed summary by Hilmar Rosenthal of 2.6 million years of history
- Wivenhoe as a port in the late 1500s