Stanford-le-Hope

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Stanford-le-Hope
Stanford-le-Hope
Stanford-le-Hope is located in Essex
Stanford-le-Hope
Stanford-le-Hope
 Stanford-le-Hope shown within Essex
Population 6,630 (2001)
OS grid reference TQ683822
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 South Basildon and East Thurrock
List of places
UK
England
Essex

Coordinates: 51°30′50″N 0°25′28″E / 51.5140°N 0.4244°E / 51.5140; 0.4244

Stanford-le-Hope is a town and Church of England parish situated in the county of Essex, England. The town is within the unitary authority of Thurrock and located 23.8 miles (38.4 km) east of Charing Cross in London. Its principal claim to fame is that Joseph Conrad lived and wrote there. Unlike some other areas of Thurrock, Stanford-le-Hope is surrounded by countryside and farmland. The town is served by Stanford-le-Hope railway station.

Often known locally simply as Stanford, the town is home to many commuters working in London, thanks to its proximity to the capital and its c2c-operated London, Tilbury and Southend Railway rail connections. One of the main local industries is the nearby oil refinery at Shell Haven, and it soon will be home to the proposed DP World deep sea port, major business and logistics park. Many residents also travel along the nearby A13 to work in the Lakeside Shopping Centre.

As Stanford-le-Hope grows in size, it has started to incorporate neighbouring settlements such as Corringham, Mucking and Fobbing, the latter of which was the scene of one of the uprisings which led to the Peasants' Revolt.

Stanford-le-Hope is bordered to the north by the A13 road and to the south by the Thames Estuary. It is located 12.7 miles (20.5 km) west of Southend-on-Sea.

The River Hope, a tributary of the Thames runs through the town.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walker, John (1810). The Universal Gazetteer. "Hope, a small river of Essex which ... waters Stanford le Hope" 

External links[edit]

Media related to Stanford-le-Hope at Wikimedia Commons

Joseph Conrad at Stanford-le-Hope