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Wickford, Essex

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Wickford, Essex

Wickford is a town in the south of the English county of Essex, with a population of more than 32,500. Located approximately 30 miles (50 km) east of London, it falls within the District of Basildon along with Basildon, Billericay, Laindon and Pitsea. It has become a commuter town, serving the City of London through its direct connection to Liverpool Street through the Southend Victoria line, where a train to London takes approximately 40 minutes.
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTQ7493
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01268

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

Wincfort ~ Wicfort

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

Wickford, par. and vil., Essex, in S. of co.- par., 1775 ac., pop. 409; vil., on river Crouch, 4 miles N. of Pitsea ry. sta.; P.O.

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