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Basildon, Essex

Historical Description

Basildon, a township and a chapelry in Laindon parish, Essex, 2¼ miles NNW of Pitsea station on the London, Tilbury, & Southend railway, and 4 SE of Billericay, with a post office under Brentwood; money order and telegraph office, Billericay. Acreage, 1615; population, 179. The living is annexed to Laindon rectory in the diocese of St Albans.

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


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

Ancient CountyEssex 
Civil parishLaindon 
Poor Law unionBillericay 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Basildon from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Essex is available to browse.

The Essex pages from the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 is online.


Online maps of Basildon are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Essex online:

Postal districtSS14
Post TownBasildon