Basildon Urban District

Basildon Urban District (from 1934 to 1955 Billericay Urban District) was a local government district in south Essex, England from 1934 to 1974.

The district was created in 1934 consisting of the following parishes (all from Billericay Rural District):

  • Basildon
  • Bowers Gifford
  • Great Burstead
  • Laindon
  • Lee Chapel
  • Little Burstead (until 1938, to Thurrock Urban District)
  • Nevendon
  • North Benfleet
  • Pitsea
  • Vange

It also gained 1,282 acres (5 km²) from Chelmsford Rural District and 1,627 acres (7 km²) from Orsett Rural District.

In 1937 all the parishes were abolished and used to create a Billericay parish which occupied the same area as the district. In 1955 the district was renamed Basildon, still consisting of the Billericay parish.

Famous quotes containing the words district and/or urban:

    Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication.
    Rebecca West (1892–1983)

    A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork. What is significant, and is so difficult for the urban stranger to understand, is that the two statements are connected by an and and not by a but.
    John Berger (b. 1926)