Chalkwell, Essex Giclée Travel Poster
Giclée travel poster of the suburb of Chalkwell in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Nestled between Leigh-on-Sea to the west and Westcliff-on-Sea to the east, Chalkwell can trace its name back to the chalk pits farmers would dig in the area during its rural past, in order to neutralise the acid in the soil; even as late as the 19th century, Chalkwell was primarily a farming area, and it was only in Victorian times that it began to be built up into part of the rapidly-growing town of Southend.
Depicted in this illustrated is the Crowstone (or, the London Stone) on Chlkawell Beach, overlooking the Thames Estuary. The Crowstone was erected in 1837 to mark the furthest extent of the City of London's riparian water rights, together with a similiar stone on Yantlet Creek in Kent. Earlier stones marked the spot as far back as 1197. In the background of the illustration is Southend Pier, the world's longest pleasure pier.
This Southend illustration by Essex artist Rob Wisdom is a premium Giclée travel poster. For our classic-style Chalkwell art print, click here.
12x16" print shown. Cropping and title position (if applicable) may differ slightly on 'A' size prints.