Biggin, Essex

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Biggin
Biggin is located in Essex
Biggin
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Biggin shown within Essex
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51°28′29″N 0°22′29″E / 51.4747°N 0.3747°E / 51.4747; 0.3747Coordinates: 51°28′29″N 0°22′29″E / 51.4747°N 0.3747°E / 51.4747; 0.3747
Biggin on the 1777 Chapman & Andre map of Essex

Biggin is a hamlet and manor in Chadwell St Mary,[1] part of the borough of Thurrock, in the ceremonial county of Essex. It is about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the town of Tilbury and a similar distance east of Grays Thurrock.

Name[edit]

The name can be spelled Byggin, Bigging or Begging. In some sources it is called Little Biggin.

Transport[edit]

For transport there is the A126 road, the A1089 road and the B149 road nearby. The nearest railway station is Tilbury Town railway station.

History[edit]

From the 13th century until the dissolution, the manor was owned by the Cistercian Abbey of Stratford Langethorne.[2] The manor was then granted to the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Morgan, Glynn (1951). Forgotten Thameside. Thames Bank. p. 134. 
  2. ^ VCH at British History On-line
  3. ^ Bingley, Randal (1997). Fobbing Life and Landscape. Lejins Publishing. p. 84.