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South Benfleet, Essex

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South Benfleet, Essex

South Benfleet is a town in the Castle Point district of Essex, 30 miles east of London. The Benfleet post town includes South Benfleet, Thundersley and Hadleigh. The Battle of Benfleet took place here between the Vikings and Saxons in 894. The town is north of Canvey Island and is served by Benfleet railway station. It is home to the South Benfleet Primary School, which was used temporarily to house local residents during the widespread flooding of 1953.
DistrictCastle Point
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTQ7786
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01268

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

Beamfleot ~ Benfleet ~ Benfleet South

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

Benfleet, South, coast par. with ry. sta. (including part of Canvey island), S. Essex, 35½ miles E. of London, 1948 ac., pop. 681; P.O.

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