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Great Burstead Cemetery
Church Street
Great Burstead
Basildon District
Essex  England
Postal Code: CM11 2TR

Cemetery notes and/or description:
Great Burstead is a village, and with South Green, was a parish situated in the heart of Essex, England to the south of Billericay of which it is the oldest part.In ancient times,Great Burstead was part of the Barstable hundred. There have been settlements in the parish of Great Burstead and South Green since Saxon times, possibly earlier. The village of Great Burstead is first recorded, about 975, as 'Burgestede' meaning 'stronghold-site'. In the Domesday Book of 1086, it is recorded as 'Burghesteda'. The adjacent village of South Green was first recorded as 'Southwood Greene' in 1593. In 1777 it was recorded as 'South Green'The parish of Great Burstead, abolished 1934, also covered Billericay. It formed part of the Billericay Rural District from 1894 and Billericay Urban District from 1934. The district was renamed Basildon Urban District in 1955 and became part of the present-day Basildon district in 1974. The municipal cemetery stands next to the churchyard of St Mary Magdalene.(text by Geoffrey Gillon)
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Great Burstead Cemetery
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