Place:Wickford, Essex, England

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NameWickford
Alt namesWicfortsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 106
Wincfortsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 106
TypeTown
Coordinates51.611348°N 0.520003°E
Located inEssex, England

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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 station through the Southend Victoria line, on which a train to London takes approximately 40 minutes. The town can also be easily reached via the road network by the A127 between London and Southend-on-Sea or by the A130 from Chelmsford.

Wickford is a fairly small town with a main high street including a range of shops. A swimming pool, a library, an open-air market and a community centre are also within the vicinity of the town centre.

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