Basildon Urban District
Basildon Urban District (from 1934 to 1955 Billericay Urban District) was a local government district in south Essex
Essex is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in the East region of England, and one of the home counties. It is located to the northeast of Greater London. It borders with Cambridgeshire and Suffolk to the north, Hertfordshire to the west, Kent to the South and London to the south west...

, England
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental...

 from 1934 to 1974.

The district was created in 1934 consisting of the following parishes (all from Billericay Rural District
Billericay Rural District
Billericay Rural District was a local government district in Essex, England from 1894 to 1934.It consisted of the following parishes:*Basildon*Brentwood *Bowes Gifford*Childerditch*Downham*Dunton...

  • Basildon
    Basildon is a town located in the Basildon District of the county of Essex, England.It lies east of Central London and south of the county town of Chelmsford...

  • Bowers Gifford
    Bowers Gifford
    Bowers Gifford is a village in Essex, England....

  • Great Burstead
    Great Burstead
    Great Burstead is an urban settlement in Essex, England - it is contiguous with the town of Billericay.By tradition, the origins of the church, St Mary Magdalene, at Great Burstead are linked to Saint Cedd. Cedd, a missionary monk and later Bishop of the East Saxons, was trained by the Celtic Saint...

  • Laindon
    Laindon is a town in the west of the Basildon district of 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.Until its abolition in...

  • Lee Chapel
  • Little Burstead
    Little Burstead
    Little Burstead is a village in Essex, England.-External links:...

     (until 1938, to Thurrock Urban District
    Thurrock Urban District
    Thurrock was a local government district and civil parish in south Essex, England from 1936 to 1974.The parish and urban district was formed from the former area of the following civil parishes which had been abolished in 1936:...

  • Nevendon
  • North Benfleet
    North Benfleet
    North Benfleet is a village in the Basildon district of Essex, England. It forms part of the Wickford post town.The Church of All Saints, is to the north of the village, nearly 2 miles off the main road. However, it has fallen into a state of disrepair and is not currently in use....

  • Pitsea
    Pitsea is a small town in the east of the Basildon district of south Essex, England. It comprises five sub-districts: Eversley, Northlands Park Neighbourhood , Chalvedon, Pitsea Mount and Burnt Mills. Vange is located to the west of Pitsea, Bowers Gifford and North Benfleet to the east and Nevendon...

  • Vange
    Vange is a former village now subsumed within the urban area of the Basildon District of Essex. As it is much smaller than Basildon, Laindon and Pitsea, it does not have its own town centre or railway station...

It also gained 1,282 acres (5 km²) from Chelmsford Rural District
Chelmsford Rural District
Chelmsford was a local government district in Essex, England from 1894 to 1974. It surrounded, but did not include, the town of Chelmsford; which formed a municipal borough....

 and 1,627 acres (7 km²) from Orsett Rural District
Orsett Rural District
Orsett Rural District was a local government district in south Essex, England from 1894 to 1936. It was formed as a rural district in 1894. From 1835, the constituent parishes had made up the Orsett Poor Law Union and from 1875 they also formed the Orsett RSD....


In 1937 all the parishes were abolished and used to create a Billericay
Billericay is a town and civil parish in the Basildon borough of Essex, England. It lies within the London Basin, has a population of 40,000, and constitutes a commuter town east of central London. The town has three secondary schools and a variety of open spaces...

parish which occupied the same area as the district. In 1955 the district was renamed Basildon, still consisting of the Billericay parish.
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