The Harvester public house stands at the summit of Langdon
An Inn has occupied this site for many centuries, being known for much of that time as
the Crown Inn or Crown Hotel, or in more recent times as simply the Crown.
The present building
dates from 1856 and was so named as it stands on land formerly owned by the Crown.
The hill by
which it is approached from Basildon, or Laindon, is locally known as 'Crown Hill' and since the
1960s is now duel carriageway to road traffic.
For many years it was run by brewers Ind Coope
An entertainment hall was later built within
the grounds which opened in 1923. This survived until around the 1980s or early 1990s.
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