Place:Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England

NameBuckhurst Hill
TypeTown, Suburb
Coordinates51.632°N 0.036°E
Located inEssex, England
See alsoChigwell, Essex, England|urban district of which it was part 1933-1974
Epping Forest (district), Essex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Buckhurst Hill is a suburban town in the Epping Forest District of Essex, England. It is located adjacent to the northern boundary of Greater London. The railway line was opened in 1856 as part of the Eastern Counties Railway Wikipedia reports a population of 10,738, but does not report a year.

The civil parish of Buckhurst Hill became Buckhurst Hill Urban District in 1894. In 1933, it was merged with the Chigwell and Loughton Urban Districts to form the Chigwell Urban District. In 1974 a further merger with Epping Urban District, Waltham Holy Cross Urban District and most of Epping and Ongar Rural District brought Buckhurst Hill into Epping Forest District, and in 1996, Buckhurst Hill Parish Council was established as a first tier of local government.


Buckhurst Hill is at the western edge of Essex, 10.7 miles (17.2 km) northeast of Charing Cross (a point in the centre of London from which distances are measured) and near to the boundary with the London Borough of Redbridge. Parts of Epping Forest (i.e. the wooded areas) are in Buckhurst Hill intermingled with residential areas. Nearest places are Chigwell, Chingford, Loughton and Woodford.

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