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Village entrance, Bulphan, Essex.jpg
The entrance to the village of Bulphan
Bulphan is located in Essex
Location within Essex
OS grid referenceTQ645865
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtRM14
Dialling code01375
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°33′12″N 0°22′25″E / 51.5533°N 0.3737°E / 51.5533; 0.3737Coordinates: 51°33′12″N 0°22′25″E / 51.5533°N 0.3737°E / 51.5533; 0.3737

Bulphan (pronounced 'Bul-fan') is a village in the borough of Thurrock in the East of England and one of the traditional (Church of England) parishes in Thurrock.

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, and Bulphan Church Of England Academy Primary School. The church is a grade I listed building.[1]

Bulphan used to have a village shop but it closed down in 2012. However a new community-run shop and post office will be opening soon next to the Village Hall.

Bulphan has two bus services: the 265, which runs Monday to Saturday between Grays and West Horndon and the 565 to Brentwood Station via West Horndon (6 times per day, Monday to Saturday). School buses run to Shenfield School and Sockets Heath. 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[edit]


  1. ^ Historic England. "CHURCH OF ST MARY (1111617)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 April 2014.

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