Dracula and Carfax House. 1897 Bram Stoker's novel 'Dracula'. Dracula moves to Carfax House at Purfleet on a bye road to London. Probably based on Purfleet House built by Samuel Whitbread, now the site of St. Stephens Church.
The Rev. John Newton 1725-1807 slave-trade abolitionist (once a slave-trader himself), lived at Marchfoot House in Aveley parish as a youth and began his sea career here at Long Reach. His hymn still touches hearts worldwide: 'Amazing Grace... that saved a wretch like me'.
Children's Centre at the Garrison Estate, Purfleet, United Kingdom