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Basildon, Essex

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Basildon, Essex

Basildon is a town located in the Basildon District of the county of Essex, England. It lies 25 miles east of Central London and 11 miles south of the city of Chelmsford. Nearby towns include Billericay to the north, Wickford northeast and South Benfleet to the east.
Post townBasildon
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTQ7389
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01268
Population185,028 (2011)

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

Berlesduna ~ Belesduna

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

Basildon, eccl. dist. and seat, Laindon par., S. Essex, 3½ miles SE. of Billericay, 1638 ac., pop. 157; P.O.

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