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High Road, Langdon Hills, shops, houses, businesses and public buildings between the former Langdon hills Primary School and Laindon Station.

For the properties between Crown Hill and the former primary school follow this link.

Please note: This is a work in progress with updates as information becomes available. Where it exists, photographic evidence of the shop nameboard has been used in the naming of many of the businesses. An example is Luff's, a drapery and millinery business established by Henry Luff circa 1904. Other additional information where known is also included with each property.

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High Road, Langdon Hills - East Side (2)
Shops, houses, businesses & public buildings between Langdon Hills Primary School and Laindon Station
NumberShop/House Name BusinessOpen/Built
approx.
Closed
Demolished
Still Exists
approx.
SchoolSingle-storeyLangdon Hills County Primary School
(13/02/1911 - 31/08/1973)
Lincewood County Infant/Junior school annexe
(1973 - 1990s)
Integrated Support Service (1990s to the present)
1911In use
West ViewHouseResidence: Thomas B. Yeoman Pre-1918Demolished
c.1973
SissinghurstSemi-detached house(Langdon Hills Nursing Home & interconnected with Lyndhurst)
(During 1920s advertised as Private Nursing Home and used as such to the late 1940s and possibly later)
Residence: Miss D.E. Young
Pre-1916Demolished
c.1972
LyndhurstSemi-detached house(Langdon Hills Nursing Home & interconnected with Sissinghurst)
Residence
Pre-1916Demolished
c.1972
WestcottDetached bungalowWestcott plot formerly part of the garden of neighbouring Lyndhurst.
Residence: F.W. Davis
c.1959Demolished
c.1971
El KantaraDetached propertyResidence Pre-warDemolished
c.1964
ClematisDetached propertyResidence Pre-1929Demolished
c.1968
Elwood
renamed Kenwood (c.1955)
Detached propertyResidence Pre-warDemolished
c.1968
SyrettaDetached propertyResidence Pre-1918Demolished
c.1958
RasbrookDetached houseResidence
Former residence of Dr. James Alfred Henry Goldacre, one tine partner of Dr. Chowdhary (dissolved 30/06/1953).
Pre-1918Demolished
c.1957
Seal LodgeDetached houseMike Revell, Optician/Residence
C.P.O. 01/01/1971
c.1959Demolished
c.1971
4 Nightingale ParadeW.V.A. Crowe
Harrington (Robert Harrington)
Butchers Shop
Butchers Shop/Detached house
Residence
Pre-1939
1957
c.1957
1960s
Demolished
c.1962
Nightingale Hall
Old Nightingale Hall
Public Hall
Church



Charles Clarke
Nightingale Mission
relocated 1907 High Road now Langdon Hills Methodist Church
Laindon Baptist Church (registered for marriages: 25/02/1911-04/10/1931)
(relocated 1931 High Road)

Toy maker
/12/1902Demolished
Post /11/1967
Rear of Nightingale ParadeYeoman Bros. (Chris Yeoman)Printers
(relocated: Fortune Works, Old Fortune of War, Wash Road)
1960sc.1970
Demolished
3/3A Nightingale ParadeLuff's (Henry William George Luff)
A. Norman (Alexander Norman)
Eayrs
Woollen's
Drapery & Millinery
Laundry Service
Shoe Repairs
Shoe Repairs
c.1904
c.1920s
c.1930s
--
post 1915
1930s
--
--
Demolished
c.1971
2 Nightingale ParadeE. Pavitt (Ernest Charles Pavitt)
W. Cox
Ebdon's (Albert & Emily Ebdon)
A.K. Joel (Alice Joel)
Teas & refreshments, confectionery & tobacco
Post Office/Sweet Shop/Post Box
Sweet Shop
Confectioner & Tobacconist
c.1904
--
--
1950s
--
--
--
Post /06/1961
Demolished
c.1971
1 Nightingale ParadeLangdon Hills & Laindon Co-Operative Society
Schofield & Martin's Stores
T. Mole (Thomas Mole)
A. Elsey & Son
Kershaw Cressy Ltd.
Westminster Wine Co.
General Stores
General Stores
Off Licence
The Nightingale Stores Off Licence
Off Licence
Off Licence
C.P.O. 01/01/1971
09/05/1903
c.1904
c.1931
--
c.1950s
c.1960s
c.1904
--
--
--
--
Demolished
c.1971
Shops, houses & public buildings between Milton Avenue and Osborne Road
BethumeDetached houseDr. Surgery
Dr. J.Z. Garson
Residence
C.P.O. 01/01/1971
c.1955Demolished
c.1971
Inis FailDetached houseDr. Surgery
Dr. J.R. Bannister
Residence
c.1960Demolished
c.1972
OaklandsDetached houseResidence Pre-1918Demolished
c.1959
Tenby CroftDetached houseResidence Pre-1918Demolished
c.1970
Eaglestone LodgeDetached houseResidence Pre-1918Demolished
c.1955
4 Bolsover TerraceLeonards Domestic Stores
Morris Koppit
(pre-war) Oil & Petrol sales
Costumier (tailor's)
1937
1950
c.1939
--
Demolished
c.1971
3 Bolsover TerraceCycle shop
Upton (Albert Upton)
pre-war cycles
Hairdresser
Pre-war
Pre /03/1952
--
--
Demolished
c.1971
2 Bolsover TerraceBaker/cake shop
Mabel Gregory
Howard's Dairies
Food
Grocers
Dairy produce
C.P.O. 01/01/1971
Pre-war
--
Pre /08/1967
--
--
1971
Demolished
c.1971
1 Bolsover TerraceViolet's Wool shop
Silver Star Bedding (1950s) (A.J. Huggett)
Wool
Mattresses & divans
Pre-warDemolished
c.1971
Gravelled approach alleyBuildingCoal Yard (E. Skerritt & Son.) 1920s1930s
Demolished
1970s
Ranelagh HouseHouseErnest James Skerritt
Residence
C.P.O. 01/01/1971
c.1920sDemolished
c.1972
10 High RoadMoorcroftFrederick & Gertrude Moorcroft
Groceries
1950sDemolished
c.1970
Retlaw
9 High Road
--
Williams (Albert E. Williams)
Harringtons (Robert Harrington)
--
Fish and Chip Shop
Family Butcher
Semi-detached house
Paired with Tudor Stores.
Residence
Pre-1929
1950s
1960s
--
--
--
Demolished
1972
Tudor StoresMorris's
(Dennis & Joan Morris)
General Stores
Semi-detached house
Paired with 9 High Road.
Residence
Pre-warDemolished
c.1972
ShopA. Harvey
(Harvey & Weir?)
Pastry & Confectionery
Teas & Cold Luncheons
Originally detached, later joined to Tudor Stores.
Single-storey pitched roof.
Pre-1929--
Demolished
c.1972
4 Shannon ShopsRainbow Cleaners & Tailors
Ideal Homes
Clothes
Domestic electrical appliances (sales & repair)
1950s
c.1957
--
--
Demolished
1970s
3 Shannon ShopsPortrait StudiosCameras and films
Under the management of Photo Flash of Wickford.
12/11/1951--
Demolished
1970s
2 Shannon ShopsHill Sports
Edwin G. Moody (1950s)
Ideal Homes
Electrical (agents of Good Listening Ltd. of 71 Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff-on-Sea)
Prams and Toys (Swallow pram agents)
Insurance Brokers (motor etc.)
1950s
1950s
Pre /12/1961
--
--
--
Demolished
1970s
1 Shannon ShopsBaldwin's Stores
F. Peperell
Agent: Laindon Hygienic Hand Laundry, 180 Pound Lane
Newsagents (relocated: c.1973 to west side of High Road into temporary shop between Emanuel and Vowler Road.)
Pre /11/1949
1960s
c.1960s
1970s
Demolished
1970s
VarnaDetached bungalowProperty (pre-war) set back and originally facing the High Road and post-war hidden behind the Shannon Shops block.
Residence
Pre-1929Demolished
c.1968
 Barney Hewitt, electrical shop pre-war?, post-war his Estate AgencyHouse Pre-warDemolished
ShopThe Welcome Bread
J.G. Cottis (and at 84 High Street, Billericay)
Bakery
The Welcome Bakery
Detached building
C.P.O. 01/01/1971
Pre-warPost /03/1970
Demolished
c.1970
ShopGrays Co-operative Society Ltd.Grocerys and provisions
Detached house
Residential
Pre-warDemolished
c.1968
Shops, houses & public buildings between Osborne Road and Laindon Station
BathhouseTemporary bathhouse constructed and operated by Billericay U.D.C. in response to fears at the end of WW2 about overcrowding in sub-standard dwellings without adequate washing facilities. Approx. 1945Demolished late 1940s
ShopNorthlands Farm Dairy (A. Bray and Sons)
Plume's Stores (Frank Plume) (relocated: 8 Kibcaps, Lee Chapel South, Basildon c.1963)
Dairy Produce and inside public telephone.
Shoe repairer
Single-storey attached to Bridge Fruit Stores.
Pre-1929
c.1952
--
c.1963
Demolished
c.1967
ShopJones & Hall (Trews)
Bridge Fruit Stores
Sockmend (above greengrocers)
Greengrocers
Greengrocers
Men's sock repairers
Semi-detached house
Pre-1929
c.1952
--
c.1962
Demolished
c.1967
ShopLangdon Hills Corn Stores
Bridge Cafe
Stores
Refreshments (Edwin & Elsie Bassett)
Semi-detached house
Pre-1929
1940s
c.1940s
c.1960s
Demolished
c.1967
ShopFurniture repairer
1st floor Basildon Standard office
[Peter] bridge hairdressing salon

Peter Lucas (journalist)
Hairdressers (Peter Grimwood)
(Ivan Grimwood) (Brian Freemantle)
Detached house
Pre-war
c.1954
1959
--
c.1959
c.1969
Demolished
c.1969
BelfoynePeperell residenceDetached bungalow Pre-1929Demolished
c.1971
Restawhile
renamed Sharcot (c.1957)
A.H. Hall
(Alfred Henry Hall)
Coal Merchant
Detached bungalow
Residence
Pre-1929Demolished
c.1968
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Page added: 2006
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Other points of interest:
Milton Avenue no longer exists. A new road constructed in the 1970s called Valence Way follows part of its course. Osborne Road no longer exists, its junction with the High Road is now the southern end/beginning of Valence Way.

Text researched and written by William Cox, 2006 with revisions and additions 2006-2015.
Copyright © 2006-2015, B. Cox - Basildon History Online. All rights reserved.
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