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St Nicholas' Church
Grid reference: TL993038
Location: 51°41’53"N, 0°52’59"E
Population: 1,058  (2011)
Post town: Southminster
Postcode: CM0
Dialling code: 01621
Local Government
Council: Maldon

Tillingham is a small village and parish in the Dengie hundred of Essex, located eight miles from Burnham-on-Crouch and three miles from Bradwell-on-Sea. The civil parish had 1,015 inhabitants in 2001,[1] increasing to 1,058 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Tillingham village is clustered around the main street with a historic centre that has been designated as a conservation area.[3]

The village is home to two pubs; "The Fox and Hounds" and "The Cap and Feathers", a public house which dates back to the 15th century.[4]


There is one primary school, St Nicholas C of E primary school.There are two chapels, the Peculiar Peoples chapel and the Congregational Chapel, and the 14th-century parish church of St Nicholas. The Parish Church has very strong links with St Paul's Cathedral, in London. The Corporation of the Cathedral Church of St Paul in London owns three arable farms and domestic properties in Tillingham.[5] Links go back to, at least, the middle of the 15th Century and the Cathedral remains the patron of the Parish Church. The Peculiar People[6] opened their Chapel in 1867 were part of the Union of Evangelical Churches. They closed down around 2005.[7]

Tillingham is also mentioned in the H. G. Wells novel The War of the Worlds. It is the place where the narrator's brother arrives at the coast following his exodus from London during the Martian invasion.


The most frequent service is the Dengie route D4 which operates to Southminster and Burnham-on-Crouch. Fords Coaches operates the fortnightly services 2 and 3 which operate lengthy journeys to Chelmsford and Southend.

The nearest railway stations are at Southminster and Burnham-on-Crouch which offer frequent services to South Woodham Ferrers, Billericay, and London Liverpool Street.


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