Place:Basildon District, Essex, England

NameBasildon District
Alt namesBorough of Basildonsource: Wikipedia
TypeDistrict municipality
Coordinates51.571°N 0.455°E
Located inEssex, England     (1974 - )
See alsoBasildon, Essex, Englandmunicipal borough from which the district was formed in 1974
Thurrock, Essex, Englandurban district from which the district took territory in 1974
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The Borough of Basildon is a local government district in the south of the county of Essex in eastern England, centred on the town of Basildon. The district was formed under the Local Government Act 1972 on 1 April 1974 from the former area of Basildon Urban District and the part of Thurrock Urban District that was within the Basildon New Town. The population of the district as of 2010 is about 172,000. The local authority is Basildon Borough Council.


To the north it borders the Borough of Chelmsford, to the east it borders the District of Rochford district, to the southeast the Borough of Castle Point and to the west it borders the Borough of Brentwood. To the south the district has a boundary with the unitary authority of Thurrock.


The district has three main population centres. The towns of Billericay and Wickford are two of the areas which both have surrounding villages.

The other, largest, population centre is commonly referred to as Basildon and comprises three original settlements: Laindon, Basildon and Pitsea (from west to east) which have merged with other minor settlements to form the "New Town" (Basildon New Town), which is a continuous urban area.

The source of the River Crouch is in the district. The river runs across the district, through Wickford before it leaves the district.

In the west of the Basildon district, the Dunton Plotlands is an area of small plots of land used as weekend cottages or smallholdings inhabited during the mid twentieth century.

List of settlements

Basildon Borough contains the towns of:

  • Basildon (the administrative headquarters)

Villages within the district are:

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