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Stuart Agriculture and Industry

During this period, the county’s fertile soils and its proximity to the ever-increasing London market caused the agriculture of Essex to grow in importance, though farming techniques remained largely unchanged, and the shape of the landscape itself changed little.

In Essex a whole range of industries were practised, including cloth weaving and ship building, but most remained on a small scale, secondary to the main business of farming.