The Southern Boundary of the area with views of most of our District.
Langdon Hills first appearance is in the Domesday Book as Langeduna, being derived from the Anglo Saxon meaning Long Hill. Lang meaning long and dun meaning hill.For some reason the two parishes of Laindon and Langdon Hills over the centuries have confused the historians. Muilman in his ‘History of Essex by a Gentleman’ (1772), refers to both being called Langdon. Morant in his ‘History of Essex’ (1768) and Chapman’s and Andre’s map of 1777 refers to Laindon as Langdon Clay. It would appear that to try and distinguish the two, Hills at sometime was added to Langdon, which technically means you are now saying ‘Long Hill-Hills’. All that has happened is a further confusion, as people started to refer to Langdon Hills as Laindon Hills and still do to this day. It is possible though, that it is the lazy Essex tongue that has created the confusion.