Address changed to Pipps Hill Close following 1960s Ford Tractor Plant development. C.P.O. 21/07/1970. Demolished to vacate land for Basildon Zoo and subject of a bitter long drawn out compensation dispute with Basildon Development Corporation.
Address changed to Pipps Hill Close following 1960s Ford Tractor Plant development. C.P.O. 21/07/1970.
Other points of interest: Most of Rectory Road was lost to the Ford Tractor
Plant which opened in 1964. A short section off Pipps Hill Road South was renamed Pipps Hill Close and diverted into Cranes
Farm Road but this has now been built over in the creation of Festival Leisure Park. The remaining section at the other end,
leading from Gardiners Lane South to Basildon United's football ground, is now called Gardiners Close.