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Chalvedon - Felmore - Nevendon - Pitsea - Vange: N to Y
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Paslowes*
Vange
A farm in Good Easter, Essex, in the Dunmow Hundred. This farm was under the control of Robert Passelewes in 1236 and there are still folk of similar names in the village.
Pevensey Close
Pitsea
.
Popes Crescent
Pitsea
.
Rickling*
Vange
Ricolax, or Ricula was the wife of Sledda (587? - c. 604), the sixth century King of Essex and she was of the Rikelinges, the people who lived where the village of Rickling stands today in the Uttlesford Hundred.
Riverview
Pitsea
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Swinborne Road*
Burnt Mills Industrial Estate
Swinbournes were the old Isinglass manufacturers at Coggeshall. Isinglass is a firm, whitish substance from the air-bladders of fresh water fish used in a variety of things including: cookery, beer making and glue.
Tanswell Avenue
Pitsea
Named after the Labour councillor Harry Tanswell who lived at 8 King Edward Terrace, Laindon and represented Ward No.6 Burstead/Laindon. He was first elected in 1948 becoming chairman of Billericay Urban Distrist Council from 1953-55 and again in 1958/9 by which time the council had become Basildon U.D.C.
Tanswell Close
Pitsea
See above entry.
Tennyson Drive
Pitsea
.
Thomasin Road*
Burnt Mills Industrial Estate
Thomasins were brushmakers at Witham.
Tilney Turn*
Vange
Tilney Turn is a field enclosed by a round sweep of the River Pant at Shalford in the Hinckford Hundred. Appropriate for the street for which it is proposed which is one continuous turn.
Weavers*
Vange
This is the name of a field, part of Bowers Hall, Rivenhall. It probably has reference to the settlement of weavers from the Low Countries in that part of Essex, i.e. in the neighbourhood of Witham, Coggeshall and Braintree.
Wendene*
Vange
From the old English word "wene" meaning beautiful. The winding valley in which WendensAmbe lies in the Uttlesford Hundred is thus named locally.
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Page added: 2002
Note:
All street entry information marked with an asterisk (*) appears courtesy of the Basildon Council website, and can be seen in the Council publication entitled 'History of Basildon, Billericay & Wickford'.

Text researched and written 2002 with revisions and additions 2002-2007.
Copyright © 2002-2007, B. Cox - Basildon History Online. All rights reserved.
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