Fifty Fabulous Features

In 2019, the Land of the Fanns financed a project that was led by the Essex Gardens Trust to document significant features in parks and gardens in the Land of the Fanns area. This area includes parts of Thurrock, but extends beyond it and some parts of Thurrock are not included. Nonetheless, several TLHS members volunteered.

We were given training by Twigs Way, including visits to the Essex Record Office and to various gardens such as Belhus and the walled garden at Stubbers. Unfortunately, the first Covid lock down interrupted our site visits and we had to conduct a lot of virtual research and meetings.

The results were published in November 2020 and included quite a few features from Thurrock. A copy of the published report can be downloaded from the Land of the Fanns blog. There is also an interactive map with links to more information about the features.