Essex towns and villages.
Town Centre, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1, www.basildon.gov.uk
Basildon was originally a small rural village, whose cottages clustered around the 14th C. Holy Cross Church.
Essex, SS11 7RE
Battlesbridge is a small rural settlement just off the A130 midway between Chelmsford and Southend, on the upper estuary of the River Crouch. It is situated partly within Chelmsford Borough and partly within Rochford District.
Town Centre, Billericay, Essex, CM12 0, www.billericaytowncouncil.gov.uk
Small town, set in well-wooded countryside.
Braintree, Essex, CM77 8EW, www.essexinfo.net/bradwell
Named derives from Old English meaning broad well in antiquity after the well that supplied the local people with an abundance of clear, pure water.
Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, CM0
Bradwell-on-Sea is a village and civil parish in Essex, England. The village is on the Dengie peninsula. It is located about 9 km north-northeast of Southminster and is 30 km east from the county town of Chelmsford.
Town Centre, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3YJ, www.visitessex.com/braintree/
Busy town, standing at the crossing of two major Roman roads.
Town Centre, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9
The town grew up in the late 12th C. around a forest clearing - as a convenient stopping place for pilgrims travelling from the Midlands to Canterbury. It later developed as an 18th C. coaching centre with some good inns.
Town Centre, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0BP, www.essex-sunshine-coast.org.uk
The town of Brightlingsea - the only Cinque port outside Kent and Sussex, a centre for all things nautical.
Town Centre, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8, www.visitmaldondistrict.co.uk
Quiet, unspoilt riverside town - one of England's leading yachting centres.
Essex, SS4 3QA, Tel: .
Canewdon is a large parish set between Ashingdon, Paglesham and Stambridge which extends for several miles, surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside with the River Crouch to the North.