How To Say 'Basildon' Audio
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A Quick Overview of Basildon
Basildon Railway Station is located on Station Way in Basildon, Essex and has a fast connection to London Fenchurch Station. The station was recently renovated by C2C Rail Service and now features a spruced up ticket hall. Note that Basildon is not in a Travelcard area and Oyster Top Up and Oyster Pre Paid are not available.
Basildon was formed as a designated “New Town” after the New Towns Act was passed in 1946 as an ‘overspill’ town for eastern London. A number of small towns were absorbed into Basildon which was a tiny rural village at that time but the area has ancient roots and was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 where it is referred to as ‘Berlesduna’.
- The name appears to derive from the Anglo-Saxon name ‘Boerthal’ and word for hill which was ‘dun’.
- Over time, the spelling of the name has varied considerably from Berdlesdon in 1176 to Bassendon in 1602.
- The correct pronunciation for Basildon is given in both audio and phonetic form.