St Nicholas' Church
Tillingham shown within Essex
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Tillingham is a small village and civil parish with 1,015 inhabitants in 2001, located 8 miles (13 km) from Burnham-on-Crouch and 3 miles (4.8 km) from Bradwell-on-Sea, in Maldon District and the ceremonial county of Essex in England. It is one of the villages that make up the ancient Dengie Hundred, which is bounded by the River Blackwater and River Crouch.
Tillingham village is clustered around the main street with a historic centre that has been designated as a conservation area.
There is one primary school, St. Nicholas C of E primary school.There are two chapels, the Peculiar Peoples chapel and the Congregational Chapel, and the 14th-century parish church of St Nicholas. The Parish Church has very strong links with St. Paul's Cathedral, in London, going back to, at least, the middle of the 15th Century and the Cathedral remain the patrons of the Parish Church. The Peculiar People opened their Chapel in 1867 were part of the Union of Evangelical Churches. They closed down around 2005.
Tillingham is also mentioned in the H. G. Wells novel The War of the Worlds. It is the place where the narrator's brother arrives at the coast following his exodus from London during the Martian invasion.
The most frequent service is the Dengie route D4 which operates to Southminster and Burnham-on-Crouch. Fords Coaches operates the fortnightly services 2 and 3 which operate lengthy journeys to Chelmsford and Southend.
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