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St Peter Churchyard
Also known as: Thundersley, St Peter Churchyard
Thundersley
Castle Point Borough
Essex  England

Cemetery notes and/or description:
Thundersley is a town in the north west of the Castle Point Borough, in south east Essex, England, about 35 miles east of London, 3 miles South West of Rayleigh, and 8 miles South East of Billericay, The name derives from the Old English "Žunres lēah" = grove or meadow (perhaps sacred) belonging to the god Thunor. The area is relatively hilly and high above sea level for Essex, a typical height for the central and eastern part of (old) Thundersley is about 200 ft.The environment is partly rural, with large woods and commons and partly suburban, with large areas of housing and small industrial parks. Since the Local Government Act 1972, Thundersley, along with Canvey Island, Hadleigh, and South Benfleet, has formed the parliamentary constituency and local government district and borough of Castle Point. Thundersley is bounded by the A127 road to the north, where it borders Rayleigh, the A130 road to the west where it borders Basildon, the A13 road to the south (bordering the South Benfleet district of Castle Point), it also encompasses Benfleet, plus a triangular salient further southward as far as Benfleet Road and Thundersley Glen, and eastwards beyond the A129 road bordering Daws Heath and Hadleigh, also within the borough. The Parish of Thundersley has three Anglican churches - St. Peter's in Thundersley, St George's in New Thundersley and St. Michael's in Daws Heath, and several other Christian churches including Thundersley Congregational Church, Thundersley Gospel Hall and Swan's Green Church. The Church (St. Peter,) is of mixed Norman and early English architecture, and stands on a bold eminence, commanding a prospect of wide extent over the estuary of the Thames. (text by Geoffrey Gillon)
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St Peter Churchyard
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St Peter Churchyard
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St Peter Churchyard
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