- Chafford Hundred
Chafford Hundred shown within Essex
Population 13,466 (est 2006) OS grid reference Unitary authority Thurrock Ceremonial county Essex Region East Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town GRAYS Postcode district RM16 Dialling code 01375 Police Essex Fire Essex Ambulance East of England EU Parliament East of England UK Parliament Thurrock List of places: UK • England • Essex
Chafford Hundred is a recent UK housing brownfield (building began in 1989) just outside Greater London between Grays and South Ockendon in the Borough of Thurrock. It is immediately adjacent to Lakeside Shopping Centre and West Thurrock. Chafford Hundred railway station serves the local area, and was built expressly for the settlement
The Chafford Hundred area has seen large growth since its inception, with many City workers living there due to the relatively easy commute into central London. In 2002 it was reported in the national press that Chafford Hundred was one of the most sought after places to live in England (based on property purchases and enquiries) due to the quality of property and local connections. Housing ranges from one or two bedroom apartments up to five / six bedroom large houses and therefore the area caters for many, although property prices have grown rapidly in recent years.
Chafford Hundred currently has three primary schools and one secondary school.
- Tudor Court Primary School
- Warren Primary School
- Chafford Hundred Campus Primary School
- Chafford Hundred Campus Secondary School
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