The parish of Fobbing north of the A13 has been absorbed into the Borough of Basildon.  The northern section of the old Parish prior to the coming of the Basildon Development area butted onto Langdon Hills to the west, Vange and Basildon to the East and Lee Chapel/Laindon in the North.


To help you get your beatings the northern tip of the old parish includes Basildon Collage, The Hospital and St Lukes Hospice, which in fact was originally Fobbing Farm.


The name is of Saxon origin, possibly derived from a personal name, meaning 'the settlement of the people of Fobba'.  It has, however, also been suggested that it might have been derived from one of the many creeks in the area.