History of Little Thurrock
History of Little Thurrock >> White's Directory 1848
White's Directory of Essex 1848
THURROCK (LITTLE) is a village and parish, on the north bank of the Thames, 1 mile east of Grays Thurrock, and 2 miles North West of Tilbury Fort. It contains 301 souls, and about 1400 acres of land, rising boldly from the marshes and generally fertile and well cultivated.
At Domesday Survey it was held by the Bishop of London; but it is now in three manors, called Little Thurrock, Tyrells Halls, and Berewes, and belonging to the Bowlby, Jordan, Wheeler, and other families.
The Church (Virgin Mary,) is an ancient structure, with a nave and chancel of one pace. In the south wall of the chancel are arches, supported by pillars, forming a recess, apparently intended for the reception of a monument.
The rectory, valued in K.B. at £13.15s., and in 1831 at £505, is in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. E. Bowlby, who has a large and commodious residence.
In this and adjacent parishes are some of those caverns in the chalk, called Cunobelin's gold mines, and supposed to have been used as granaries by the ancient Britons, and as hiding holes by the Danes.
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Little Thurrock - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Little Thurrock - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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