Laindon, Essex

Historical Description

Laindon, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands near the source of the river Crouch, 8 miles SE from Brentwood, and 3 ½ S by E of Billericay. It has a station on the London, Tilbury, and Southend railway, and a post office under Brentwood; money order and telegraph office, Billericay. The parish includes Basildon chapelry, and comprises an area of 3664 acres; population of civil parish, 483; of ecclesiastical, with Basildon, 415. The living is a rectory, with Basildon annexed, in the diocese of St Albans; joint net value, £450, in the gift of the Bishop of St Albans. The church of Sb Nicholas stands on a rising-ground, is a building of stone in the Perpendicular style, consists of chancel, nave, south aisle, and a western tower, with an oak shingled spire, and was restored in 1881-83. It was built in 1329. There is a priest's house attached to the church.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish Laindon St. Nicholas
Hundred Barstable
Poor Law union Billericay

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