The borough of Thurrock lies on the north banks of the River Thames in Essex. Mammoths once grazed here, and the area has been settled since prehistoric times. Elizabeth I addressed her troops not far from Tilbury as the Spanish Armada sailed up the English Channel, and a medieval mint stood at Horndon. Steeped in history, Thurrock boasts 239 listed buildings, 15 scheduled monuments, 6 conservation areas and 23 ancient woodlands. Today it is the focus of industry, retailing and is hub for transportation by sea, rail and road.
As Thurrock 100 develops, we hope to map at least 100 interesting places that you can explore on foot. We warmly invite you to nominate places of historical, cultural or natural interest that you think should be included in our collection – please make your suggestions below.
In the meantime, here are ten places that we think deserve a visit!
- Coalhouse Fort
- East Tilbury (Bata) Conservation Area
- Tilbury Fort
- Historic Horndon on the Hill with its Woolmarket
- Thurrock Thameside Nature Park
- The Mardyke Way and Davy Down
- Chafford Gorges
- Thames Riverside with its docks and industry
- Langdon Hills Country Park
- Thurrock Museum and the Thameside Complex