Removals to South Benfleet
Essex removal company Greens Removals organise house moves throughout the county, including to and from the town of South Benfleet. Our Chelmsford branch provides high quality, competitively priced removals within the UK and Europe, and worldwide shipping. With 40 years in the business you can rely on us for the safe transportation of your home or office contents.
Greens Removals East Anglia has achieved various accolades over the years including obtaining all the quality service standards relating to our industry. As a result, we have built up an excellent reputation for our customer service and reliability. If you are organising removals to, from or within Essex, contact our team now for a quotation. Meanwhile, read on for our brief guide to South Benfleet including its economy and attractions.
About South Benfleet
South Benfleet, which is close to Canvey Island, has a long history: artefacts unearthed in the 1970's showed evidence of settlements in the area that stretch right back to Roman times.
Here's a brief glimpse into the town's past:
In AD 893 South Benfleet was location of a fierce battle with the Vikings as hundreds had set up base there because of its strategic location near the River Thames. A Saxon army from London, led by King Alfred the Great's son and son-in-law, launched a surprise attack on the enemy camp when the bulk of the army left to get supplies.
As a result, the Saxons were victorious and the Vikings fled. It is believed a wooden church was built to commemorate the occasion where St Mary the Virgin Parish Church now stands.
Today, South Benfleet is a sought after place to settle mainly because of its location, which gives you the best of everything. As well as being just 30 minutes from London, it is less than a 30 minute drive from the resort of Southend-on-Sea and about 20 minutes from open countryside; so it opens up plenty of opportunities on things to do at weekends or on days off.
As the town is considered a desirable place to live, house prices are more expensive in comparison to some other Essex towns. It has a largely older population and more than 80 per cent of people either own their home outright or have a mortgage; less than 2 per cent live in council or housing association properties.
Statistics show South Benfleet offers higher than average salaries in the area. A number of people who live in South Benfleet work in the Capital, although there are also various job opportunities in the town in industries such as retail, accounts, teaching and the care industry.
Restaurants and Nightlife
If you are moving house to South Benfleet, the town has four public houses: The Anchor, the Half Crown, and the Hoy and Helmet (all near the parish church), and The Benfleet Tavern. In addition to this, there are various restaurants in and around the town including Indian, Thai, Chinese, Turkish, Mediterranean, and seafood restaurants.
St Mary's Church, on the corner of Essex Way and the High Road, and just a short distance from the railway station, is a town landmark and is well worth a visit because of its history. It was once the hub of the community and one of the main architectural features is the wooden porch, which is one of the oldest in the country. The War Monument and the Water Tower (which is over 100 years old) are also town landmarks.
The town has excellent transport links for commuters working in London. The railway service, which has been operating to and from South Benfleet since the mid-19th century, links to Fenchurch Street Station via c2c rail. The town is also accessible by road to the capital via the A13 andA127. The town is also well connected to the nearby towns of Rayleigh, Thundersley and Southend-on-Sea, for shopping and leisure facilities.
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