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Thurrock contains 17 traditional Church of England parishes (ie parishes that were in existence before 1850) and straddles the boundary between Chafford and Barstaple hundreds. Orsett and West Thurrock were within the Commissary of Essex and Hertfordshire; all other Thurrock parishes were within the Archdeaconry of Essex. Until the middle of the 19th century all Thurrock parishes were in the Diocese of London.


Parishes in Barstable Hundred Parishes in Chafford Hundred
Bulphan Aveley
Chadwell (St Mary) Grays Thurrock
Corringham* South Ockendon
East Tilbury Stifford*
Fobbing * West Thurrock
Langdon Hills  
Little Thurrock*  
West Tilbury  


1) Parishes for which there is at least one published history are marked with an *

2) Chadwell St Mary was usually simply called Chadwell before 1850

3) The present town of Tilbury which grew up after the opening of Tilbury Docks is largely in the traditional parish of Chadwell

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