- Corringham, Essex
St. Mary's Church, Corringham
Corringham shown within Essex
Population Maximum 8884 (2001) OS grid reference Unitary authority Thurrock Ceremonial county Essex Region East Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town STANFORD-LE-HOPE Postcode district SS17 Dialling code 01375 Police Essex Fire Essex Ambulance East of England EU Parliament East of England UK Parliament Basildon List of places: UK • England • Essex
Corringham is a small English town within the unitary authority of Thurrock and one of the traditional (Church of England) parishes. It is situated in the east of the borough of Thurrock and has over time come to be considered an area within the larger neighbouring town of Stanford-Le-Hope. The parish church originated in the Saxon period. Corringham was formerly served by the Corringham Light Railway which connected the Kynoch munitions factory with the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway. It is one of the seven conservation areas within the Thurrock Unitary Authority.
Origin of the Name
Thought to originate from derivation of a Saxon chieftain named Curra, the ‘ing’, which means followers, and ‘ham’ which means ‘home’
The parish church
The south wall of the parish church contains examples of Saxon herringbone stonework in both the nave and the chancel. There are other Saxon features inside the church. The tower is also likely to be Saxon.
Schools in Corringham
Corringham Primary School, Herd Lane. Age range 4–11 years Number of students: 412
Giffards Primary School, Queen Elizabeth Drive. Age Range 4–11 years Number of students: 469
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- ^ "Thurrock: Strategic Planning: Population" (PDF). www.thurrock-community.org.uk. January 2007. http://www.thurrock.gov.uk/planning/strategic/content.php?page=factsheet_07. Retrieved 2007-01-05.
- ^ Thurrock Council | Natural & Historic Environment | Conservation Areas In Thurrock
- ^ http://www.corringhamfobbingcf.org.uk/Core/CorringhamCf/Pages/Heritage_1.aspx
- ^ Stephen Pewsey and Andrew Brooks East Saxon heritage (Allan Sutton Publishing, 1993)
- ^ Potter, JE A Geological Review of Some Early Church Quoins in Essex Archaeology and History, Vol 36, 2005
- ^ http://www.schoolsnet.com/uk-schools/school-details-reviews/thurrock/corringham-primary-school/16180339/0/210046.html
- ^ http://www.schoolsnet.com/uk-schools/school-details-reviews/thurrock/giffards-primary-school/16180339/0/210043.html
- ^ http://www.schoolsnet.com/uk-schools/school-details-reviews/thurrock/gable-hall-school/16180339/0/210044.html
- ^ School website: http://www.gablehall.co.uk
Thurrock Traditional Parishes in Thurrock Other places in Thurrock Ceremonial county of Essex Unitary authorities Boroughs or districts Major settlementsBasildon • Billericay • Braintree • Brentwood • Brightlingsea • Buckhurst Hill • Burnham-on-Crouch • Canvey Island • Chelmsford • Chigwell • Chipping Ongar • Clacton-on-Sea • Coggeshall • Colchester • Corringham • Dovercourt • Eastwood • Epping • Frinton-on-Sea • Grays • Great Dunmow • Hadleigh • Halstead • Harlow • Harwich • Holland-on-Sea • Ingatestone • Laindon • Langdon Hills • Leigh-on-Sea • Loughton • Maldon • Manningtree • Parkeston • Pitsea • Rayleigh • Rochford • Saffron Walden • Shoeburyness • South Benfleet • Southend-on-Sea • South Woodham Ferrers • Southminster • Stanford-le-Hope • Thaxted • Tilbury • Waltham Abbey • Walton-on-the-Naze • West Mersea • West Thurrock • Wickford • Witham • Wivenhoe
See also: List of civil parishes in Essex
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