Place:Woodford, Essex, England

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NameWoodford
Alt namesHermon Hillsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeUrban district
Coordinates51.6048°N 0.0298°E
Located inEssex, England     ( - 1965)
Also located inGreater London, England     (1965 - )
See alsoRedbridge (London Borough), Greater London, EnglandLondon borough to which it was transferred in 1965
source: Family History Library Catalog


Woodford is a suburban town in northeast London, England, occupying the north-western part of the London Borough of Redbridge. It is located approximately 9.5 miles (15.3 km) northeast of Charing Cross and is divided into the neighbourhoods of Woodford Green, Woodford Bridge and South Woodford. In the Middle Ages it was a string of agrarian villages surrounded by Epping Forest in the county of Essex. From about 1700 onwards, however, it became a place of residence for moneyed people who had business in London. As part of the suburban growth of London at the turn of the 20th century, Woodford significantly increased in population, becoming a municipal borough with neighbouring Wanstead in 1937 and has formed part of Greater London since 1965.

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