Place:Cranham, Essex, England

TypeCivil parish, Suburb
Coordinates51.561°N 0.268°E
Located inEssex, England     ( - 1965)
See alsoRomford Rural, Essex, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1934
Hornchurch, Essex, Englandurban district into which it was absorbed in 1934
Havering (London Borough), Greater London, EnglandLondon borough covering the area since 1965
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Cranham is a residential suburb in northeast London, England, and part of the London Borough of Havering. It is located 17.5 miles (28 km) east-northeast of Charing Cross (the basis for distance measurement in the centre of London) and comprises an extensive built-up area to the north and a low density conservation area to the south surrounded by open land. It was historically a rural village in the county of Essex and formed an ancient parish. It is peripheral to London, forming the eastern edge of the urban sprawl. The economic history of Cranham is characterised by a shift from agriculture to housing development. As part of the suburban growth of London in the 20th century, Cranham significantly increased in population, becoming part of Hornchurch Urban District in 1934. It has formed part of Greater London since 1965.

Research Tips

  • A History of the County of Essex: Volume 7 in the Victoria County History series provided online by British History Online, edited by W R Powell. Covers the ancient parishes, formerly within the liberty of Havering-atte-Bower and now within the London borough of Havering, and those in Chafford hundred in western Essex now bordering London. It includes accounts of Hornchurch, Romford, Havering and Rainham.
  • Victoria County History article on Cranham
  • Cranham was in the Romford Registration District from the start of civil registration in 1837 until it was transferred into Greater London in 1965. Since 1965 it has been in the registration area for the Borough of Havering.
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