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The entrance to the village of Bulphan
Bulphan is located in Essex
 Bulphan shown within Essex
Population 750 
OS grid reference TQ645865
Unitary authority Thurrock
Ceremonial county Essex
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district RM14
Dialling code 01375
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Thurrock
List of places

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Bulphan is a village in the borough of Thurrock in the East of England and one of the traditional (Church of England) parishes in Thurrock. It is pronounced 'Bull-ven' though newcomers often mispronounce it as 'Bul-fan'.

Bulphan forms part of the Orsett ward of Thurrock Council, and is part of the South Basildon and East Thurrock parliamentary constituency. It is located 21 miles (34 km) east north-east of Charing Cross in London. The Upminster post town forms a long, thin protrusion eastwards over the M25 motorway and the Greater London boundary in order to include the village.

St Mary the Virgin church

The main features of Bulphan are the Bulphan Village Hall and Park, St Mary The Virgin Church, the Village Shop and Bulphan Church Of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School. The church is a grade I listed building.[1]

Bulphan is fairly isolated and only has three bus services: the 265, which runs up to twice per day, Monday to Saturday, between Brentwood and Lakeside Shopping Centre; the 564 to Grays (5 times per day, Monday to Saturday) and the 565 to Brentwood Station via West Horndon (6 times per day, Monday to Saturday). School buses also connect Bulphan with Palmers College in Grays, and the 269 service stops on the A128 en route to Thurrock College. The nearest railway station is three miles away.

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Primary education has been provided by the Bulphan Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School since 1853. Located on Fen lane, it educates around 84 pupils.

Notable people


  1. "Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY List entry Number: 1111617". English Heritage. Retrieved 22 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>