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Moving House to Corringham

If you are organising removals to Corringham, the town is just a half hour drive from our Chelmsford office and a ten minute drive from Thurrock. Here at Greens Removals, we will ensure your home or office move goes smoothly as we are locally based and have decades of experience in national and international removals. We have a dedicated removals team who will tailor our services to suit your requirements. So, whether you want a professional packing service, unpacking at your destination, storage, insurance and/or the removals of specialist items, we can help.

Meanwhile if you are moving to Corringham, this article takes a brief look at the facilities in the area and what to expect once you have moved.

About Corringham

Corringham, which lies in a conservation area, is often considered part of the neighbouring town of Stanford-le-Hope. However, it is actually a small town in its own right. Although it only has a population of 9,000, buying a home here could well be a good investment as it is likely the population will expand significantly in the future.

As a testament to this, there has been a lot of talk in recent years about building around 750 new homes in the area and opening up a new train station in Corringham to serve DP London Gateway, the country’s newest deep sea container port.

Transport in Corringham

Last century Corringham did actually have its own train station. This was built by the ammunitions factory Kynoch and was served by the Corringham Light Railway. The station saw its busiest period during WW1, when trains used to ferry workers to and from Kynochtown (the name of the estate for employees who worked in the explosives factory). Unfortunately, the station closed in the early part of the 1950’s and fell into disrepair. 

Today, many of the town’s residents either work in Central London, at DP London Gateway or within Corringham in services that relate to the port. The town also has a sizable population who work in London. Commuters either take the 50 minute train journey from Stanford-le-Hope into Fenchurch Street Station, or take the bus to Basildon, before boarding the train for the 30 minute journey to London.

Landmarks in Corringham

If you are organising removals to Corringham, the town has a long history that dates at least as far back as Anglo Saxon times. Indeed, St Mary the Virgin Church, which is in the oldest part of the town, dates from this period. It’s a listed building and is well worth a visit for those interested in architecture as it has various features from this era including examples of herringbone stonework that you can find on the south wall.

Not far from the church is the Bull Inn, another of the town’s most ancient buildings. It has its roots in the 1600’s, and attracted smugglers for a long period of time, before eventually becoming a stop-over for pilgrims visiting the Shrine of Sir William of Perth. Today, it is a still a much-loved pub and now offers hearty food and event hire facilities.

Housing

Corringham has a selection of properties covering all price ranges. Detached executive style homes and bungalows go for around the £550,000 mark (2016 prices), and, as well as some modern properties, the town also has period style homes. For upmarket terraced properties, you can expect to pay round the £275,000 mark and around £170,000 for a one bedroom flat in the town centre.

Education

If you are moving house to Corringham with children, the town has three primary schools: Corringham on Herds Lane, Giffards on Queen Elizabeth Drive, and Graham James on The Sorrells, which is the town’s smallest primary school.

Secondary School pupils can attend Gable Hall School on Southend Road, which has around 1,200 pupils and is a specialist performing arts and applied learning college. Indeed, if performing arts interests your children, they will be following in the footsteps of a number of famous residents. These include actress and former Big Breakfast TV presenter and actress Denise Van Outen, a former pupil of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Stanford-le-Hope, and model/reality TV star Rylan Clark who grew up in the area. So, if you are organising removals through Greens in Chelmsford, it’s a great place to move to for budding TV stars!

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