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Where is Grays?

Grays is located in the county of Essex, Eastern England, two miles north-west of the town of Tilbury, eight miles south-west of the major town of Basildon, and 20 miles east of London. Grays lies just north-west of the Kent border. Grays falls within the unitary authority of Thurrock. It is in the RM17 postcode district. The post town for Grays is Grays.

COVID-19: Grays coronavirus cases are reported by Public Health England within the Thurrock case numbers. This Grays coronavirus map shows the position of Grays within Thurrock, along with the number of cases in Thurrock and each of the surrounding areas.

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Map showing extent of Grays as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Grays
Map showing location of Grays within the UK
Location of Grays within the UK

Which county is Grays in?

Grays is in the ceremonial county of Essex, the historic county of Essex, and the administrative county of Thurrock.

Ceremonial CountyEssex
Historic CountyEssex
Administrative CountyThurrock

Where is Grays in Essex?

Grays is situated towards the southernmost extremity of Essex, and towards the westernmost extremity of Essex.

Map showing location of Grays within Essex
Location of Grays within Essex

What is the postcode for Grays?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Grays is RM17 5HJ.

Where is Grays in RM17?

Grays is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the RM17 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the RM17 postcode district.

Map showing location of Grays within RM17
Location of Grays within RM17

What is the post town for Grays?

The post town for Grays is Grays. Grays is in the RM17 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Grays.

What is the latitude and longitude of Grays?

The centre of Grays is located at position 51.47934° latitude and 0.32612° longitude.

Latitude51.47934°
Longitude0.32612°

What is the easting and northing of Grays?

The centre of Grays is located at the grid reference easting 561627 and northing 178164 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting561627
Northing178164

What are the nearest towns to Grays?

Position of Grays relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Grays to the centre of the town.

north-west
2m
Grays is 2 miles north-west of Tilbury
north-east
3m
Grays is 3 miles north-east of Swanscombe
north
3m
Grays is 3 miles north of Northfleet
north-west
3m
Grays is 3 miles north-west of Gravesend
north-east
4m
Grays is 4 miles north-east of Dartford
south-west
6m
Grays is 6 miles south-west of Stanford-le-Hope
south-west
8m
Grays is 8 miles south-west of Basildon
north-east
9m
Grays is 9 miles north-east of Swanley
north-west
9m
Grays is 9 miles north-west of Rochester
south
10m
Grays is 10 miles south of Brentwood

What are the nearest cities to Grays?

Position of Grays relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Grays to the centre of the city.

east
18m
Grays is 18 miles east of City of London
south
19m
Grays is 19 miles south of Chelmsford
east
20m
Grays is 20 miles east of City of Westminster
east
20m
Grays is 20 miles east of London
south-east
34m
Grays is 34 miles south-east of St Albans
west
35m
Grays is 35 miles west of Canterbury
north-east
50m
Grays is 50 miles north-east of Brighton and Hove
south
51m
Grays is 51 miles south of Cambridge
south
64m
Grays is 64 miles south of Ely
north-east
65m
Grays is 65 miles north-east of Chichester

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