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St Mary's Church, Corringham, Essex.jpg
St. Mary's Church, Corringham
Population 8,884 (2001)
OS grid reference TQ708832
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SS17
Dialling code 01375
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
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EssexCoordinates: 51°31′21″N 0°27′43″E / 51.5224°N 0.462°E / 51.5224; 0.462

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 Thurrock ward in which the town falls is called Corringham and Fobbing also Stanford East and Corringham Town. 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.

Sport & Leisure

Corringham has two Non-League football clubs Grays Athletic F.C. and East Thurrock United F.C. who both play at Rookery Hill.

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