Laindon shown within Essex
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It is north of Laindon railway station on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway. South of the railway station and line is Langdon Hills. Laindon and Langdon Hills are part of the Basildon post town. To the south-west of Laindon, the Dunton Plotlands was an area of small plots of land used as weekend cottages or smallholdings during the mid twentieth century.
Until its abolition in 1937, there was a Laindon parish. It incorporated 412 residents around 4,680 acres (18.9 km2), in 1831. Three detachments of the parish were removed in 1880 and 1889, lowering the area to 2,049 acres (8.29 km2). In 1931, it had a population of 4,552. It later merged into the Basildon district, where it remains part of today.