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.


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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