About Billericay

Situated in the diverse county of Essex, 25 miles to the east of London is Billericay. With its unique high street which has remained unchanged in layout for the last 500 years, the town also boasts properties dating back to between the 16th and 18th centuries. The site of Billericay’s first church is still home to the St Mary Magdelene chapel on the high street, dating back to 1490 and still bears the original church tower.

Billericay features throughout English history. Norsey Woods, backing the now desirable Norsey Road, has evidence of Bronze Age occupation. The town was later invaded by the Romans, artifacts of which have been found in the high street, in Norsey Woods, on Outwood Common Road, on Perry Street and on the site of the Billericay School. The town has seen the Battle of Billericay, a massacre towards the end of the Peasants’ Revolt and was also the home place of the Billericay pioneers, four people from the town who sailed with the Pilgrim Fathers on the Mayflower to America. It even saw the Zeppelin Crash of the first world war in which a German Zeppelin Airship was shot down during an aerial battle over Billericay by 23 year old Frederick Sowrey.

Today the town is complete with a high street of boutique-style shops, some excellent schools, and a great sense of community with many town events that are always warmly received. It is also only 34 minutes from London on a direct train to Liverpool Street that runs as often as every ten minutes during peak times.

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