Corringham, Essex

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St Mary's Church, Corringham, Essex.jpg
St. Mary's Church, Corringham
Corringham is located in Essex
Location within Essex
Population8,884 (2001)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ708832
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtSS17
Dialling code01375
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°31′30″N 0°27′36″E / 51.525°N 0.460°E / 51.525; 0.460Coordinates: 51°31′30″N 0°27′36″E / 51.525°N 0.460°E / 51.525; 0.460

Corringham is an English town, with its commercial centre in smaller Stanford-Le-Hope immediately to its south-west. It is in the unitary authority of Thurrock and a traditional (Church of England) parish stretching from Horseshoe Bay in the Thames Estuary to Dry Street, south of Langdon Hills.[2] It is in the far east of the borough.

The first of its two parish churches 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. The small historic heart is one of the seven conservation areas in the borough, which is for local government matters a Unitary Authority.[3]

In electoral ward (areas of boroughs drawn for equal electorate) the town falls into Stanford East and Corringham Town.


Origin of the name[edit]

The place-name 'Corringham' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as Currincham. It appears as Curingeham in the Feet of Fines for 1204. The name means 'the village of Curra's people'.[4]

Parish church[edit]

The south wall of the parish church contains examples of Saxon herringbone stonework in both the nave and the chancel.[5] There are other Saxon features inside the church. The tower is also likely to be Saxon.[6]


  • Ortu Corringham Primary School,[7] Herd Lane
  • Giffards Primary School,[8] Queen Elizabeth Drive
  • Graham James Primary School,[9] The Sorrells
  • Ortu Gable Hall School,[10][11] Southend Road. A specialist performing arts and applied learning college.

Sport and leisure[edit]

Corringham has a non-League football club, East Thurrock United F.C. who play at Rookery Hill and currently play in the Isthmian League.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Thurrock: Strategic Planning: Population". January 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 March 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2007.
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  3. ^ Conservation Area Character Appraisals And Management Proposals For Thurrock. Thurrock Council
  4. ^ Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.123.
  5. ^ Stephen Pewsey and Andrew Brooks (1993) East Saxon heritage. Allan Sutton Publishing. ISBN 0750902906
  6. ^ Potter, JE (2005). "A Geological Review of Some Early Church Quoins". Essex Archaeology and History. 36.
  7. ^ Corringham Primary School Thurrock: Read Parent Reviews & Rankings. Retrieved on 2015-10-31.
  8. ^ Giffards Primary School Thurrock: Read Parent Reviews & Rankings. Retrieved on 2015-10-31.
  9. ^ Graham James Primary Academy Thurrock: Read Parent Reviews & Rankings. Retrieved on 2015-10-31.
  10. ^ Gable Hall School Thurrock: Read Parent Reviews & Rankings. Retrieved on 2015-10-31.
  11. ^ "Welcome to Ortu Gable Hall School". Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  12. ^ peterg (13 June 2015). "Corringham-born composer. Mark-Anthony Turnage awarded CBE". Your Thurrock. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  13. ^ "Rugby World Cup star Mike Stanley: Why I owe Southend". Echo. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  14. ^ "Raunchy role for Denise". Thurrock Gazette. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  15. ^ "Rylan Clark-Neal leaves studios ahead of show reboot". Thurrock Gazette. Retrieved 14 July 2020.