St. Mary's Church, Corringham
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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. 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.
In electoral ward (areas of boroughs drawn for equal electorate) the town falls into Stanford East and Corringham Town.
Origin of the name
Corringham translates to, Corr (Old Saxon chief) ing (followers) ham (home).
The south wall of the parish church contains examples of Saxon herringbone stonework in both the nave and the chancel. There are other Saxon features inside the church. The tower is also likely to be Saxon.
- Corringham Primary School, Herd Lane.
Age range 4–11 years, number of pupils: 12
- Giffards Primary School, Queen Elizabeth Drive.
Age Range 4–11 years, number of pupils: 420
- Graham James Primary School, The Sorrells.
Age Range 4–11 years, number of pupils: 215
Age range: 11–18, number of pupils: At least 21
Sport and leisure
- Mark-Anthony Turnage – Composer.
- Danny Crates – Paralympic 800m athlete. Flag bearer at Beijing 2008.
- Roy Hay – Lead guitarist and song writer in ex-band Culture Club.
- Sue Hodge – Actress, best known for her role as the waitress Mimi Labonq in the BBC sitcom 'Allo 'Allo.
- Dougie Poynter – Bass player and vocalist in British pop-punk band, McFly.
- dan le sac – producer and vocalist in British Electro/Hip-Hop band, dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip.
- Michael Stanley – Samoan international rugby player educated at Gable Hall School.
- Denise Van Outen – Actress, singer and television presenter.
- Rylan Clark – Reality TV star, singer, LGBT advocate, model.
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- Conservation Area Character Appraisals And Management Proposals For Thurrock. Thurrock Council
- Stephen Pewsey and Andrew Brooks (1993) East Saxon heritage. Allan Sutton Publishing. ISBN 0750902906
- Potter, JE (2005). "A Geological Review of Some Early Church Quoins". Essex Archaeology and History. 36.
- Corringham Primary School Thurrock: Read Parent Reviews & Rankings. Schoolsnet.com. Retrieved on 2015-10-31.
- Giffards Primary School Thurrock: Read Parent Reviews & Rankings. Schoolsnet.com. Retrieved on 2015-10-31.
- Graham James Primary Academy Thurrock: Read Parent Reviews & Rankings. Schoolsnet.com. Retrieved on 2015-10-31.
- Gable Hall School Thurrock: Read Parent Reviews & Rankings. Schoolsnet.com. Retrieved on 2015-10-31.
- School website: http://www.gablehall.co.uk[permanent dead link]
- peterg (13 June 2015). "Corringham-born composer. Mark-Anthony Turnage awarded CBE". Your Thurrock. Retrieved 7 February 2019.