Timberlog Lane from at least the early part of the 20th century was one of the
longest roads in pre-new town Basildon. The road formed a continuation of Nevendon Road from a junction with Burnt Mills Road
in Nevendon to the junction with High Road/London Road at Vange.
It maintained this course until the 1960s when its
length was shortened to form a new junction with Clay Hill Road, which had in 1963 been extended over the course of Bull
Road. The southern section from the new junction to the Barge public house was subsequently renamed Clay Hill Road in
1964. Later in the 1960s further changes occurred when the section between Nevendon Road and Broadmayne, which ran in
front of Craylands senior school was renamed Craylands. The original junction with Broadmayne was later closed off and
A small section of the original route still remains as an access road to Barstable School (now the Lower
Academy), with this being renamed Timberlog Close when a new straight section to a new permanent junction with Broadmayne
(A1321) was constructed.
The importance of the route the road took was acknowledged when it was designated route B1419, probably
sometime before the second world war.
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