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Basildon Borough History

Basildon Borough History

Basildon Borough History

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Basildon, Essex, England

Est. 2015

Pitsea was recorded in the Domesday Book as Piceseia. 

 

Pitsea is made up of five areas:

  • Burnt Mills

  • Chalvedon

  • Eversley

  • Felmores

  • Pitsea Mount

 

Chalvedon is home to Great Chalvedon Hall, a converted pub which is a listed building whilst Felmores (also known as Northlands Park Neighbourhood) contains Nevendon Bushes an ancient woodland area covering several acres.

 

Pitsea was home to a windmill, which stood roughly where Bearstead Drive meets Fairleigh Road.

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The Ipswich Journal advertised the windmill for let on Saturday 21 August 1762 and stated that it was well situated for wind, was half a mile away from 'navigation of the River Thames' and that it was the only mill within 5 miles.

The Essex Standard reported on 17 May 1884 that the Pitsea Polling District covered 'Basseldon', Bowers Gifford, North Benfleet, Vange and Nevendon as well as Canvey Island and South Benfleet.

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