Alice's Place

This page on Benfleet is in its infancy and will be updated and improved as time allows.

Benfleet was once a viking settlement, with a fort constructed by the chief Haesten Niger to house his wife and sons whilst he was busy harrasing vessels on passage up and down the Thames. They were eventually ousted in 894 by the army of King Alfred led by Edward and Ethelred, his son and son in law.

St Mary's Church

The foundation stones for this church were laid in 894

There are 3 headstones within the churchyard bearing the skull and crossbones

The Close

This is a short walkway with the entrance opposite the church, adjacent to the north wall of the Half Crown public house and leads towards the entrance of the railway station.

This monument was erected on the edge of the park near to the creek