Corringham, Essex

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St Mary's Church, Corringham, Essex.jpg
St. Mary's Church, Corringham
Corringham is located in Essex
Corringham shown within Essex
Population 8,884 (2001)[1]
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
List of places
51°31′21″N 0°27′43″E / 51.5224°N 0.462°E / 51.5224; 0.462Coordinates: 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.[2]


Origin of the name

Corringham translates to, Corr (Old Saxon chief) ing (followers) ham (home).

Parish church

The south wall of the parish church contains examples of Saxon herringbone stonework in both the nave and the chancel.[3] There are other Saxon features inside the church. The tower is also likely to be Saxon.[4]

Schools in Corringham

Primary schools

Corringham Primary School,[5] Herd Lane. Age range 4–11 years, number of pupils: 12

Giffards Primary School,[6] Queen Elizabeth Drive. Age Range 4–11 years, number of pupils: 420

Graham James Primary School,[7] The Sorrells. Age Range 4–11 years, number of pupils: 215


Gable Hall School,[8][9] Southend Road. A specialist performing arts and applied learning college. Age range: 11–18, number of pupils: At least 21

Sport & leisure

Corringham has a Non-League football club, East Thurrock United F.C. who play at Rookery Hill and currently play in the National League South.

Notable people


  1. ^ "Thurrock: Strategic Planning: Population". January 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 March 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2007.
  2. ^ Conservation Area Character Appraisals And Management Proposals For Thurrock. Thurrock Council
  3. ^ Stephen Pewsey and Andrew Brooks (1993) East Saxon heritage. Allan Sutton Publishing. ISBN 0750902906
  4. ^ Potter, JE (2005). "A Geological Review of Some Early Church Quoins". Essex Archaeology and History. 36.
  5. ^ Corringham Primary School Thurrock: Read Parent Reviews & Rankings. Retrieved on 2015-10-31.
  6. ^ Giffards Primary School Thurrock: Read Parent Reviews & Rankings. Retrieved on 2015-10-31.
  7. ^ Graham James Primary Academy Thurrock: Read Parent Reviews & Rankings. Retrieved on 2015-10-31.
  8. ^ Gable Hall School Thurrock: Read Parent Reviews & Rankings. Retrieved on 2015-10-31.
  9. ^ School website:[permanent dead link]
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