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Laindon



Laindon is located in Essex
Laindon

 Laindon shown within Essex
OS grid reference TQ676888
District Basildon
Shire county Essex
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BASILDON
Postcode district SS15
Dialling code 01268
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Billericay
List of places: UK • England • Essex

Laindon is a township in the Borough of Basildon, Essex, England.

It is north of Laindon railway station on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway. South of the railway station and line is Langdon Hills. Laindon and Langdon Hills are part of the Basildon post town.[1] To the south-west of Laindon, the Dunton Plotlands was an area of small plots of land used as weekend cottages or smallholdings during the mid twentieth century.

Until its abolition in 1937, there was a Laindon parish. It incorporated 412 residents around 4,680 acres (18.94 km2), in 1831.[2] Three detachments of the parish were removed in 1880 and 1889, lowering the area to 2,049 acres (8.292 km2). In 1931, it had a population of 4,552. It later merged into the Basildon district, where it remains part of today.

Notable people[]

  • Edgar Longstaffe (1852–1933), landscape painter
  • Joan Sims (1930–2001), actress

References[]

  1. ^ Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)
  2. ^ Vision of Britain - Laindon parish (historic map)

External links[]


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