Infobox UK place
region= East of England
population= 36,601(2001 Census)
Grays is the largest town in the borough and unitary authority of
Thurrockin Essex, and is situated approximately 20 miles (32km) to the east of Londonon the north bank of the River Thames.
The Grays and Chafford Hundred areas are set within three Victorian chalk pits; the largest two being the Lion Gorge, and the Warren Gorge. The area of the
Chafford Hundredresidential development is built on a Victorian landfill site.
Chadwell St Mary
Local sites of interest include the "Thameside Theatre", the "Thurrock History Museum",
Grays Beachand the now-disused State Cinema(which was used as a location in the film " Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" and for sections of Jamiroquai's video of " Deeper Underground" for the film "Godzilla)". The ancient local manor of Grays Thurrock was granted by Richard Iin 1195 to Henry de Gray, a descendant of the Norman knight Anchetil de Greye.
From the top of the "Derby Road Bridge" in Grays you can look down to Thurrock Yacht Club, Grays Beach children's playground and the
River Thameswhere you can occasionally see large ships travelling up and down.
As well as Thurrock Yacht Club, Grays Beach is the site of the local landmark "The Gull", a lightship built in 1860, which has lain on the foreshore for decades and is now in a serious state of dilapidation.
Grays has good road links, being close to the
A13 roadand the M25 motorway."London Road" is the main road which links Grays town centre with Lakeside Shopping Centreand Purfleet.
The local railway station is
Grays railway station, which is served by c2cand runs between Fenchurch Street stationin the City of Londonto the west and Shoeburynessto the east.
Schools in Grays include; Gateway Academy, Grays Convent High School, William Edwards School & Sports College, Grays School Media Arts College, Deneholm Primary, Little Thurrock Primary, Quarry Hill Infant and Junior, St Thomas Of Canterbury Catholic Primary, Stifford Clays Infant and Junior, Stifford Primary, Thameside Infant and Junior School and Treetops School.
The local sixth form college is
Palmer's College, whilst other colleges in Grays include Thurrock & Basildon College (Woodview Campus) and Thurrock Adult Community College.
Bridge Road is also home to the area's local football team, Grays Athletic, who play in the
Football Conferenceand were two-time winners of the FA Trophy.
Lakeside Hammers speedway team (formerly
Arena Essex Hammers) races nearby, next to the Lakeside Shopping Centre.
Alfred Russel Wallace
* [http://www.pavitt4.fsnet.co.uk Bygone Grays Thurrock- Local history website]
* [http://www.lakesidehammers.com Lakeside Hammers Speedway]
* [http://www.thurrock-community.org.uk/historysoc Thurrock Local History Society]
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