Basildon Urban District

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Basildon
(Billericay from 1934 to 1955)
Area
 • 1951 27,139 acres (110 km²)
 • 1961 27,139 acres (110 km²)
Population
 • 1931 27,454 (equivalent area)
 • 1971 129,302
History
 • Created 1934
 • Abolished 1974
 • Succeeded by Basildon
Status 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):[1]

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.[2] In 1955 the district was renamed Basildon, still consisting of the Billericay parish.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vision of Britain Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. - Billericay UD (historic map Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.). Retrieved 9 November 2006.
  2. ^ Vision of Britain Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. - Billericay parish (historic map) Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 9 November 2006.
  3. ^ Vision of Britain Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. - Basildon UD (historic map Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.). Retrieved 9 November 2006.

Coordinates: 51°34′N 0°28′E / 51.57°N 0.47°E / 51.57; 0.47