Langdon Hills

The Southern Boundary of the area with views of most of our District.

Langdon Hills first appearance is in the Domesday Book as Langeduna, being derived from the Anglo Saxon meaning Long Hill. Lang meaning long and dun meaning hill.For some reason the two parishes of Laindon and Langdon Hills over the centuries have confused the historians. Muilman in his ‘History of Essex by a Gentleman’ (1772), refers to both being called Langdon. Morant in his ‘History of Essex’ (1768) and Chapman’s and Andre’s map of 1777 refers to Laindon as Langdon Clay. It would appear that to try and distinguish the two, Hills at sometime was added to Langdon, which technically means you are now saying ‘Long Hill-Hills’. All that has happened is a further confusion, as people started to refer to Langdon Hills as Laindon Hills and still do to this day. It is possible though, that it is the lazy Essex tongue that has created the confusion.

Page link: Basildon's Green Lung is under attack again
Basildon's Green Lung is under attack again
In the News once Again: the Meadows North of Dry Street (Otherwise known as the Dry Street Meadows)
Page link: Beatrice Road
Beatrice Road
The Auto
Page link: Beatrice Road and Surrounding Area
Beatrice Road and Surrounding Area
Memories of families who lived there
Page link: Dry Street
Dry Street
A short video clip of a trip down Dry Street
Page link: From 1968
From 1968
Langdon Hills
Page link: History of Laindon
History of Laindon
Elizabeth Drive looking East before it was made up
Page link: Ivy Christine Jobson
Ivy Christine Jobson
Daughter of Frederick Charles Jobson
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Langdon Hills
'The finest prospect: in all England'
Page link: Memory Lane Walk 1.30pm 2nd November 2013
Memory Lane Walk 1.30pm 2nd November 2013
Meet in Lee Chapel Lane car-park
Page link: Old Hill Avenue
Old Hill Avenue
Pre war and the War Years, memories of people and places
Page link: Old Photographs of Langdon Hills
Old Photographs of Langdon Hills
These are photographs of properties South of the Railway
Page link: St. George's Day 2013
St. George's Day 2013
English Traditions at Westley Heights
Page link: Stella Robinson
Stella Robinson
Lived in Langdon Hills
Page link: The Haunted House
The Haunted House
at the junction of Berry Lane and Beatrice Road
Page link: The Triangle Shops Fire 3rd January 2013.
The Triangle Shops Fire 3rd January 2013.
A whole block of Langdon Hills shops lost.
Page link: The WI Hall, Samuel Road, Langdon Hills
The WI Hall, Samuel Road, Langdon Hills
Formerly known as the 'Hut Club'
Page link: Wootton House - Dry Street
Wootton House - Dry Street
Farm, TB Sanatorium, Boarding Kennels
Page link: You Can't Go Home Again?
You Can't Go Home Again?
"Make your mistakes, take your chances, look silly, but keep on going. Don't freeze up." (Thomas Wolfe)