14 Facts About Chingford


Chingford is a town in east London, England, within the ceremonial county of Greater London and the historic county of Essex.

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Chingford is in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, a local government district of Greater London.

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Chingford Station opened in 1873 and brought with it a huge increase in visitors to the area, many of whom used the town as a gateway to Epping Forest.

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Chingford is buried in the Boothby family vault in All Saints' Churchyard, Old Church Road.

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Chingford took shelter in Pimp Hall and was so delighted with the food offered him that he jocularly drew his sword and knighted the joint of beef declaring that it was now Sir Loin.

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All Saints' Church in Chingford Mount is a Grade II* listed Church of England church at Old Church Road.

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Parts of the church date back to the 12th and 13th centuries, but it now forms part of the parish of St Peter and St Paul, Chingford, which took over its role as the parish church in 1844.

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Chingford is part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest, which includes Walthamstow, Leyton, and Leytonstone.

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When Chingford was a municipal borough, before 1965, its politics were dominated by the Chingford Ratepayers' Association, which was nominally independent, but against whom the Conservative Party did not field candidates.

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Valley ward, covering south west Chingford, is the most culturally diverse, with just half the population identifying as White British.

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Chingford was the location of one of the interwar London County Council cottage estates.

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Chingford is served by Chingford railway station - which is in zone 5 - which is the terminus of the London Overground Lea Valley lines from Liverpool Street station in the City of London.

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Chingford is the only station in Waltham Forest to be within zone 5.

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London Buses routes serving Chingford include 97 to Stratford City, 158 to Stratford, 179 to Ilford, 212 to Walthamstow, 215 to Walthamstow, 313 to Potters Bar, 357 to Whipps Cross, 379 to Yardley Lane Estate, 397 to Debden and the 385, note that both the 397 and 395 terminate at Crooked Billet Sainsbury's, 444 to Turnpike Lane, W11 to Walthamstow, W16 to Leytonstone and night route N26 from Trafalgar Square.

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