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Town Centre, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1, www.basildon.gov.uk, (6 miles, 10kms)
Basildon was originally a small rural village, whose cottages clustered around the 14th C. Holy Cross Church.
Essex, SS11 7RE, (6 miles, 10kms)
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, (3 miles, 5kms)
Small town, set in well-wooded countryside.
Town Centre, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9, www.lovebrentwood.co.uk, (7 miles, 11kms)
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, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6FD, www.chelmsford.gov.uk, (5 miles, 8kms)
The county town of Essex - Chelmsford was granted its market charter by King John in 1199.
Village Centre, Danbury, Essex, CM3 4, www.danbury-essex.gov.uk, (6 miles, 10kms)
Large village, built on the site of an Iron Age fort. There are views of the Blackwater estuary, with its barges and yachts.
Seymour Field, Roman Road, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 9NR, (3 miles, 4kms)
Ingatestone - Ingatestone was established in Saxon times on the Essex Great Road that runs between the two Roman towns of London and Colchester. The main feature is Ingatestone Hall which was built in the 16th century by Sir William Petre.
Town Centre, Stock, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 9, (2 miles, 4kms)
Stock is a village and civil parish in south Essex. It is south of the county City of Chelmsford. The main attractions in the village include the Iconic Stock windmill and Greenwoods Spa and Hotel.
Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3DU, www.writtlevillage.com, (5 miles, 7kms)
Writtle is an attractive traditional English village having a historic centre with timbered houses around a triangular 'Green' complete with duck-pond and churches.