Historical parishes of Thurrock


Parishes - the old ecclesiastical administrative divisions - are now much less significant than they once were. Local authority boundaries often follow parish boundaries but sometimes ignore them, which means only part of a parish may fall within a particular borough.

Local historians tend to use these old divisions for 2 reasons. Firstly, many of the documents they use as evidence arise from the parish-based system of local government, and secondly, the parish boundaries are generally a convenient way of dividing an area for field work and recording purposes.

The old parishes of Thurrock were: