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Thurrock,

borough and unitary authority (1991 pop. 124,300), SE England, on the Thames River. The borough includes TilburyTilbury
, part of the borough of Thurrock, Essex, E England. Tilbury Fort originated under Henry VIII; it was rebuilt and strengthened in the 17th cent. Queen Elizabeth I, in 1588, reviewed royal troops there when the Spanish Armada threatened England.
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, which has large docks that are part of the Port of London. Among Thurrock's industries, located along the Thames, are oil refining and the manufacture of soap, margarine, cement, and timber. Queen Elizabeth I reviewed the troops at Tilbury Fort in 1588 at the time of the Spanish Armada.
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Thurrock

 

a borough in Great Britain, in the county of Essex; situated on the Thames River. Population, 126,800 (1974). Industries include ship repair, oil refining, and the production of cement, automobiles, paper, and footwear. The Tilbury Docks of the Port of London are in Thurrock.

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Thurrock

a unitary authority in SE England, in Essex. Pop.: 145 300 (2003 est.). Area: 163 sq. km (63 sq. miles)
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