Thinking about buying a property in Grays?

Here is our quick guide to the essentials of Grays.

 

It contains a bit about the town, property prices, local amenities and how to get mortgage advice.

 

The History of Grays, Thurrock

The origin of the word Thurrock is a Saxon name meaning “the bottom of a ship”.

Samuel Pepys recorded in his diary that he visited Grays on 24 September 1665 and bought fish from the local fishermen. Parts of Grays and Chafford Hundred are set within three Victorian chalk pits, the Lion Gorge, and the Warren Gorge. Another area of the Chafford Hundred residential development is built on a Victorian landfill site.

 

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Landmarks of Grays

From Derby Road Bridge in Grays you can look down to Thurrock Yacht Club, Grays Beach children’s playground and the River Thames.

Grays Beach is the site of the local landmark The Gull, a lightship built in 1860, which lays on the foreshore for decades and is now in a serious state of disrepair.

Thurrock Campus of South Essex College relocated to the town centre in September 2014.

 

Transport links Grays

Grays Station.

High Street, Grays,Essex, RM17 6NQ

Grays station is on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway line to Fenchurch Street.

https://www.c2c-online.co.uk/stations/grays-station/

 

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House prices 2017 Grays

Most house sales in 2017 were terraced properties which on average sold for £287,924. Flats had an average sold price of £193,486 and semi-detached properties averaged at £347,666.

The overall average house price was £299,514, this was similar to nearby Chafford Hundred £312,372, but cheaper than Stifford Clays at £364,741 and North Stifford at £431,550.

In the past year house prices in Grays were 4% up on the year before and 30% up on 2015 when they averaged at £230,471.

 

Most expensive house sale inGrays of 2017

11, Warren Heights, Chafford Hundred, Grays, Thurrock RM16 6YH for £703,500

 

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Schools in Grays

There are 19 schools listed in Grays. Find enclosed the details, addresses and links to each website.

 

BELMONT CASTLE ACADEMY

Parker Road
Grays
Essex
RM17 5YN

Telephone: 01375373601

receptionist@belmontcastleacademy.org

http://s562128340.websitehome.co.uk/

Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/139105

 

DENEHOLM PRIMARY SCHOOL

Culford Road
Little Thurrock
Grays
Essex
RM16 2SS

Telephone: 01375373405

admin@deneholmprimary.thurrock.sch.uk

http://www.deneholmprimaryschool.co.uk/

Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/141897

 

GRAYS CONVENT HIGH SCHOOL

College Avenue

Grays
Essex
RM17 5UX

Telephone: 01375376173

enquiries@graysconvent.thurrock.sch.uk

http://www.graysconvent.thurrock.sch.uk/

Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/115239

 

HARRIS ACADEMY CHAFFORD HUNDRED Secondary

Chafford Hundred Campus
Mayflower Road
Chafford Hundred
Grays
Essex
RM16 6SA

Telephone: 01375484580

info@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk

https://www.harrischaffordhundred.org.uk/

Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/137549

 

HARRIS PRIMARY ACADEMY CHAFFORD HUNDRED Primary

Mayflower Road
Chafford Hundred
Grays
Essex
RM16 6SA

Telephone: 01375484490

primaryoffice@chcprimary.thurrock.sch.uk

https://www.harrisprimarychaffordhundred.org.uk/

Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/138349

 

HERRINGHAM PRIMARY ACADEMY

St Mary’s Road
Chadwell St Mary
Grays
Essex
RM16 4JX

Telephone: 01375489860

admin.herringham@theglc.org.uk

http://www.theglc-herringham.org.uk/

Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/138962

 

LITTLE THURROCK PRIMARY SCHOOL

Rectory Road
Grays
Essex
RM17 5SW

Telephone: 01375373586

headteacher@littlethurrock.thurrock.sch.uk

http://www.littlethurrock.thurrock.sch.uk/

Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/114839

 

QUARRY HILL ACADEMY

Bradleigh Avenue
Grays
Essex
RM17 5UT

Telephone: 01375373729

admin@quarryhillprimary.thurrock.sch.uk

https://www.quarryhillacademy.org.uk/

Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/139576

 

ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY PRIMARY SCHOOL

Ward Avenue
Grays
Essex
RM17 5RW

Telephone: 01375375826

headteacher@stthomasofcanterbury.thurrock.sch.uk

http://www.stthomasofcanterbury.thurrock.sch.uk/

Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/115180

 

STIFFORD CLAYS PRIMARY SCHOOL

Whitmore Avenue
Stifford Clays
Grays
Essex
RM16 2ST

Telephone: 01375373866

headteacher@stiffordclaysinfant.thurrock.sch.uk

https://www.stiffordclaysprimary.thurrock.sch.uk/

Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/141877

 

THAMESIDE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Manor Road
Grays
Essex
RM17 6EF

Telephone: 01375372188

admin@thamesideprimary.thurrock.sch.uk

http://www.thamesideprimaryschool.com/

Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/138581

 

THE GATEWAY ACADEMY Secondary

Marshfoot Road
Grays
Essex
RM16 4LU

Telephone: 01375489000

info@thegatewayacademy.org.uk

http://www.theglc-gatewayacademy.org.uk/

Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/133114

 

THE GATEWAY PRIMARY FREE SCHOOL

Marshfoot Road

Grays
Essex
RM16 4LU

Telephone: 01375489094

info@theglc.org.uk

http://www.theglc-primaryfreeschool.org.uk/

Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/138334

 

To see more school’s follow this link: https://www.schoolsinsight.co.uk/schools/grays

 

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