Corringham, Essex

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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 Thurrock
Ceremonial county Essex
Region East
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 South Basildon and East Thurrock
List of places

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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.[2]


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’[3]

The parish church

The south wall of the parish church contains examples of Saxon herringbone stonework in both the nave and the chancel.[4] There are other Saxon features inside the church. The tower is also likely to be Saxon.[5]

Schools in Corringham

Primary Schools

Corringham Primary School,[6] Herd Lane. Age range 4–11 years Number of students: 412

Giffards Primary School,[7] Queen Elizabeth Drive. Age Range 4–11 years Number of students: 469

Graham James Primary School,[8] The Sorrells. Age Range 4–11 years Number of students: 211


Gable Hall School,[9][10] Southend Road A specialist performing arts and applied learning college Age Range: 11–18 No of students: 1,212

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.

Notable people


  1. "Thurrock: Strategic Planning: Population" (PDF). January 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Conservation Area Character Appraisals And Management Proposals For Thurrock. Thurrock Council
  3. Heritage. Corringham and Fobbing Community Forum
  4. Stephen Pewsey and Andrew Brooks (1993) East Saxon heritage. Allan Sutton Publishing. ISBN 0750902906
  5. Potter, JE (2005). "A Geological Review of Some Early Church Quoins". Essex Archaeology and History. 36.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Corringham Primary School Thurrock: Read Parent Reviews & Rankings. Retrieved on 2015-10-31.
  7. Giffards Primary School Thurrock: Read Parent Reviews & Rankings. Retrieved on 2015-10-31.
  8. Graham James Primary Academy Thurrock: Read Parent Reviews & Rankings. Retrieved on 2015-10-31.
  9. Gable Hall School Thurrock: Read Parent Reviews & Rankings. Retrieved on 2015-10-31.
  10. School website: