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Clacton-on-Sea

Clacton-on-Sea, town (1991 pop. 39,618), Essex, E central England. It is a seaside resort situated on high cliffs. The Norman Church of St. John was restored there in 1865. Clacton-on-Sea is the area from which Clactonian tools, early flake instruments dating back to the early Interglacial stage, get their name.

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