West Thurrock, Essex
Thurrock, West, a parish in Essex, on the Thames, 1 ½ mile W by S of Grays station on the London, Tilbury, and Southend railway. It includes Purfleet, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Grays. Acreage, 3000; population, 2540. Much of the land is marsh. There are some large cement works. The manor belongs to the Whitbread family. There was formerly a monastery here, some traces of which still remain. The living is a vicarage, with Purfleet annexed, in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £154 with residence. The church, which stands on the river bank, is an ancient building in mixed styles, consisting of chancel, nave, N transept, aisles, and a low western embattled tower. It has some ancient brasses and monuments. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||West Thurrock St. Clement|
|Poor Law union||Orsett|
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Directories & Gazetteers
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- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
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