Geo-Trips :: Essex by the Thames

Chadwell St Mary

A drive from Chadwell Heath, Sat, 22 Feb 2020 by David Howard

Being quite remote and out on a limb I had rarely been to the area south of the A127 towards the Thames so had a fertile patch to collect new places here. For a change once I'd got through the usual trouble on the North Circular it became nice and clear and could easily wander through Upminster and head to the river in Grays. I do not recommend anyone to enter the new town of Chafford Hundred without a comprehensive road map, as once you are in only a couple of roads get you out and the rest go in circles. There was also a closed main road to Tilbury where I was heading, and as a result found myself turning off into Chadwell St Mary as the signs were barely comprehensible there. I then headed back via the A13 to Rainham and headed along Rainham Road to the A12 at Chadwell Heath which was also new territory for me. For the time of year the weather was relatively nice and sunny.

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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TQ6580 : Private road to Orsett Golf Club by David Howard
Private road to Orsett Golf Club

TQ6580 : The entrance to Orsett Golf Club on Brentwood Road by David Howard
The entrance to Orsett Golf Club on Brentwood Road

TQ6481 : The Whitmore Arms, Orsett by David Howard
The Whitmore Arms, Orsett

TQ6481 : Rectory Road, Orsett by David Howard
Rectory Road, Orsett

TQ5885 : Ockendon Road at the junction of Pea Lane by David Howard
Ockendon Road at the junction of Pea Lane
I'm going to Pea Lane. It sounds good to me.

TQ5885 : Ockenden Road, North Ockenden by David Howard
Ockenden Road, North Ockenden

TQ5985 : Ockendon Road at the junction of Clay Tye Road by David Howard
Ockendon Road at the junction of Clay Tye Road

TQ5979 : The Oriental Chinese restaurant, Chafford Hundred by David Howard
The Oriental Chinese restaurant, Chafford Hundred

TQ6079 : Drake Road, Chafford Hundred by David Howard
Drake Road, Chafford Hundred

TQ6177 : Zebra crossing outside Grays Station by David Howard
Zebra crossing outside Grays Station

TQ6379 : Wood View, Little Thurrock by David Howard
Wood View, Little Thurrock

TQ6379 : Wood View, Little Thurrock by David Howard
Wood View, Little Thurrock

TQ6479 : Green by Brentwood Road, Chadwell St Mary by David Howard
Green by Brentwood Road, Chadwell St Mary

TQ6479 : Morant Road, Chadwell St Mary by David Howard
Morant Road, Chadwell St Mary

TQ6478 : Crossroads on Chadwell Hill, Chadwell St Mary by David Howard
Crossroads on Chadwell Hill, Chadwell St Mary
The library is opposite right.

TQ6478 : Chadwell Hill, Chadwell St Mary by David Howard
Chadwell Hill, Chadwell St Mary

TQ6477 : The Gateway Academy, Chadwell St Mary by David Howard
The Gateway Academy, Chadwell St Mary
It looks like a prison but is a school. I'm sure it's nicer inside.

TQ6478 : St Mary's Church, Chadwell St Mary by David Howard
St Mary's Church, Chadwell St Mary

TQ6378 : Old Dock Approach Road, Grays by David Howard
Old Dock Approach Road, Grays

TQ6078 : Devonshire Road entering Chafford Hundred by David Howard
Devonshire Road entering Chafford Hundred

TQ6078 : Grays chalk quarry nature reserve by David Howard
Grays chalk quarry nature reserve

TQ6078 : Devonshire Road, Chafford Hundred by David Howard
Devonshire Road, Chafford Hundred

TQ6078 : New Bellway homes on Devonshire Road, South Stifford by David Howard
New Bellway homes on Devonshire Road, South Stifford

TQ6077 : Wharf Road, Grays by David Howard
Wharf Road, Grays
The railway line heads to the nearby station on the left side.

TQ6177 : One way system on London Road, Grays by David Howard
One way system on London Road, Grays

TQ6077 : Factory on Wouldham Road, Grays by David Howard
Factory on Wouldham Road, Grays

TQ6077 : Nixon Hire on Wouldham Road, Grays by David Howard
Nixon Hire on Wouldham Road, Grays
It was Premier Freight in 2014

TQ6077 : Wouldham Road, Grays by David Howard
Wouldham Road, Grays

TQ6077 : Aldi on London Road, Grays by David Howard
Aldi on London Road, Grays

TQ6277 : Dock Road, Grays by David Howard
Dock Road, Grays

TQ6178 : Bridge Road, Grays by David Howard
Bridge Road, Grays
Grays Park is on the right

TQ6178 : Grays Town Park by David Howard
Grays Town Park
By Bridge Road

TQ6177 : Manor Way, Grays by David Howard
Manor Way, Grays

TQ6177 : Houses on Bridge Road, Grays by David Howard
Houses on Bridge Road, Grays

TQ5282 : The Albion pub, Rainham by David Howard
The Albion pub, Rainham

TQ5283 : Shops on Rainham Road, South Hornchurch by David Howard
Shops on Rainham Road, South Hornchurch

TQ5185 : Houses by Rainham Road, Elm Park by David Howard
Houses by Rainham Road, Elm Park

TQ5185 : Rainham Road, Elm Park by David Howard
Rainham Road, Elm Park
The District Line heads east to Upminster and west into London

TQ5185 : Eastbrookend Country Park, Elm Park by David Howard
Eastbrookend Country Park, Elm Park

TQ5185 : Eastbrookend Country Park, Elm Park by David Howard
Eastbrookend Country Park, Elm Park

TQ5185 : Eastbrookend Country Park, Elm Park by David Howard
Eastbrookend Country Park, Elm Park

TQ5185 : Upper Rainham Road, Elm Park by David Howard
Upper Rainham Road, Elm Park

TQ5187 : Hornchurch Road approaching Rush Green by David Howard
Hornchurch Road approaching Rush Green

TQ5187 : Blocks on Hornchurch Road, Rush Green by David Howard
Blocks on Hornchurch Road, Rush Green

TQ5187 : Vickers House, Rush Green by David Howard
Vickers House, Rush Green

TQ5585 : Corbets Tey Road, Upminster by David Howard
Corbets Tey Road, Upminster

TQ5980 : South Road, South Ockendon by David Howard
South Road, South Ockendon
From the entrance to Mardyke Golf Club

TQ6482 : Rectory Road, Orsett by David Howard
Rectory Road, Orsett
Looking towards the little close called The Spinney

TQ6582 : The entrance to Orsett Hall Hotel by David Howard
The entrance to Orsett Hall Hotel

TQ5686 : Shops opposite Upminster Station by David Howard
Shops opposite Upminster Station

TQ5686 : Flats opposite Upminster Station by David Howard
Flats opposite Upminster Station

TQ5685 : The Huntsman and Hounds car park, Corbets Tey by David Howard
The Huntsman and Hounds car park, Corbets Tey

TQ5685 : Ockendon Road, Corbets Tey by David Howard
Ockendon Road, Corbets Tey

TQ5985 : Ockendon Road, North Ockendon by David Howard
Ockendon Road, North Ockendon

TQ5982 : West Street, South Ockendon by David Howard
West Street, South Ockendon

TQ5980 : South Road, South Ockendon by David Howard
South Road, South Ockendon
At the entrance to Mardyke Golf Club

TQ5879 : The Ascension Business Park, Chafford Hundred by David Howard
The Ascension Business Park, Chafford Hundred
I would far rather work in quaint little offices like these than huge blocks.

TQ5978 : Hedingham Road, Chafford Hundred by David Howard
Hedingham Road, Chafford Hundred

TQ5978 : Southwell Close, Chafford Hundred by David Howard
Southwell Close, Chafford Hundred

TQ5978 : Hedingham Road, Chafford Hundred by David Howard
Hedingham Road, Chafford Hundred
Notice the total absence of greenery.

TQ5978 : Parnell Close, Chafford Hundred by David Howard
Parnell Close, Chafford Hundred

TQ6078 : Warren Lane, Chafford Hundred by David Howard
Warren Lane, Chafford Hundred

TQ6079 : Flats on Drake Road, Chafford Hundred by David Howard
Flats on Drake Road, Chafford Hundred

TQ6180 : Stifford Clays Road, North Stifford by David Howard
Stifford Clays Road, North Stifford

TQ6180 : Stifford Clays Road, North Stifford by David Howard
Stifford Clays Road, North Stifford

TQ5480 : Slip road from the A13 to Wennington by David Howard
Slip road from the A13 to Wennington

TQ5480 : New Road, Rainham by David Howard
New Road, Rainham

TQ5382 : New Road, Rainham by David Howard
New Road, Rainham
Looking at the back of shops on Upminster Road North

TQ5382 : New Road, Rainham by David Howard
New Road, Rainham

TQ5285 : Rainham Road, Elm Park by David Howard
Rainham Road, Elm Park

TQ5184 : Rainham Road, South Hornchurch by David Howard
Rainham Road, South Hornchurch

TQ5184 : Ongar Way, Rainham by David Howard
Ongar Way, Rainham
From Rainham Road

TQ5184 : Rainham Road at the corner of Castle Avenue by David Howard
Rainham Road at the corner of Castle Avenue

TQ5187 : Rush Green Road, Romford by David Howard
Rush Green Road, Romford

TQ4986 : No longer The Ship & Anchor, Becontree Heath by David Howard
No longer The Ship & Anchor, Becontree Heath

TQ5087 : Rush Green Road at the junction of Dagenham Road by David Howard
Rush Green Road at the junction of Dagenham Road

TQ5087 : BP petrol station on Rush Green Road, Romford by David Howard
BP petrol station on Rush Green Road, Romford

TQ4986 : Roundabout on Wood Lane,  Dagenham by David Howard
Roundabout on Wood Lane, Dagenham

TQ4986 : Wood Lane, Becontree Heath by David Howard
Wood Lane, Becontree Heath
Beacontree Heath Methodist Church is on the left, using the alternative spelling.

TQ4887 : Whalebone Lane South, Chadwell Heath by David Howard
Whalebone Lane South, Chadwell Heath

TQ6281 : Fields by Stifford Clays Road by David Howard
Fields by Stifford Clays Road

TQ6381 : Stifford Clays Road, Baker Street by David Howard
Stifford Clays Road, Baker Street

TQ6381 : High Street, Baker Street by David Howard
High Street, Baker Street

TQ6381 : High Street, Baker Street by David Howard
High Street, Baker Street

TQ6481 : Rectory Road, Orsett by David Howard
Rectory Road, Orsett

TQ6479 : Longhouse Road, Chadwell St Mary by David Howard
Longhouse Road, Chadwell St Mary

TQ6479 : Morant Road looking towards Brentwood Road by David Howard
Morant Road looking towards Brentwood Road

TQ6078 : Grays chalk quarry nature reserve by David Howard
Grays chalk quarry nature reserve

TQ6078 : Grays chalk quarry nature reserve by David Howard
Grays chalk quarry nature reserve

TQ6078 : Grays chalk quarry nature reserve by David Howard
Grays chalk quarry nature reserve

TQ6078 : Devonshire Road, Chafford Hundred by David Howard
Devonshire Road, Chafford Hundred

TQ5978 : Rainbow Road, Chafford Hundred by David Howard
Rainbow Road, Chafford Hundred

All images © David Howard and available under a Creative Commons licence external link.

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