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Great Burstead, Essex

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Great Burstead, Essex

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 Aidan at Lindisfarne. Cedd's original chapel at Bradwell-juxta-Mare can still be visited.
DistrictBasildon
Post townBillericay
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTQ6892
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01277
 

Other names by which Great Burstead, Essex has been known in the past

Burghsted ~ Burlsted ~ Burstead ~ Burstead Great

Great Burstead, Essex in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Burstead, Great, par., 1½ mile S. of Billericay, S. Essex, 3709 ac., pop. 2093.

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