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
High Street, Grays,Essex, RM17 6NQ
Grays station is on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway line to Fenchurch Street.
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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
Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/139105
DENEHOLM PRIMARY SCHOOL
Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/141897
GRAYS CONVENT HIGH SCHOOL
Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/115239
HARRIS ACADEMY CHAFFORD HUNDRED Secondary
Chafford Hundred Campus
Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/137549
HARRIS PRIMARY ACADEMY CHAFFORD HUNDRED Primary
Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/138349
HERRINGHAM PRIMARY ACADEMY
St Mary’s Road
Chadwell St Mary
Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/138962
LITTLE THURROCK PRIMARY SCHOOL
Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/114839
QUARRY HILL ACADEMY
Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/139576
ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY PRIMARY SCHOOL
Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/115180
STIFFORD CLAYS PRIMARY SCHOOL
Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/141877
THAMESIDE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/138581
THE GATEWAY ACADEMY Secondary
Ofstead Report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/133114
THE GATEWAY PRIMARY FREE SCHOOL
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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