There is a connection between the Bishop family and Pitsea, and it likely that the house in Pitsea was self-built
as the result of the purchase of a plot or plots in the early part of the 20th Century. Some of the details of the
plotland developments can be found from the link below.
Arcadia For All : The Legacy of A Makeshift Landscape (Copyright Colin Ward and Dennis Hardy)
The following extract
is the section which covers the development in the Pitsea area, and is
used by kind permission of the publishers, Five Leaves Publications
Charles Booth walked around London, recording his observations between 1886 and 1903. Some of the addresses at which family members
were living feature in his survey - some of the streets still exist, others are long gone.
Charles Booth Online Archive
Booth's Poverty Map of London (1898-99)
Charles Booth's survey into life and labour in London,
dating from 1886-1903.