Laindon first gets a mention in 998 where one man from Ligeandune was required for ship duty. The Domesday Book records the name as Legenduna, with the parish being held by the Bishop of London. It means ‘hill of the Lyge`. The Lyge is believed to be a Celtic river name and Dun is Anglo Saxon for Hill. The Lyge springs from the hill upon which St Nicholas Church stands and is tributary of the River Crouch but I defy anybody to find the source. During the eighteenth century it was often referred to as Langdon Clay.
The High Road was the heart of the community, the absorption into Basildon left us with a High Road in name alone.
Story of the estate and those who lived there