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Coordinates: 51°34′33″N 0°08′38″E / 51.5757°N 0.144°E / 51.5757; 0.144

Chadwell Heath
Chadwell Heath is located in Greater London
Chadwell Heath

 Chadwell Heath shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ485885
London borough Barking & Dagenham
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ROMFORD
Postcode district RM6
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Dagenham
London Assembly City and East
Havering and Redbridge
List of places: UK • England • London

Chadwell Heath is a place in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and the London Borough of Redbridge in Greater London.[1] It is 12 miles (19 km) north-east of Charing Cross. The public house the 'Eva Hart' is named after a resident of Chadwell Heath who survived the Titanic disaster.



The name 'Chadwell' is first recorded in 1254 as Chaudewell and means 'the cold spring'.[2] The name was first applied to a settlement on the Barking side of the ancient Barking/Dagenham boundary and it was also known as Chadwell Street;[3] 'Street' having the older meaning of a hamlet.[2] In the 17th century the Blackheath Common in Dagenham parish was renamed Chadwell Heath.[3]


Chadwell Heath formed a hamlet in the ancient parish of Dagenham.[3] The London to Colchester road through it caused some early development there whilst much of the rest of the parish remained rural. The railway was constructed through the area from Romford and Ilford and in 1864 Chadwell Heath railway station was opened.[3] Suburban growth commenced in 1900 and proceeded rapidly until World War I; increasing after the war.[3]


It has easy rail access to Liverpool Street Station in the City of London. The London Borough of Havering is to the east.[1] The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham have two local wards named 'Chadwell Heath' and 'Whalebone', and the London Borough of Redbridge has one named Chadwell. Chadwell Heath is therefore split between the two Boroughs and three wards. Many major buildings, such as the local school and former police station (now the popular pub, the Eva Hart) actually lie in the London Borough of Redbridge. Royal Mail includes Chadwell Heath as part of a postcode district (RM6) of the Romford post town,[4] however Romford and Chadwell Heath are otherwise separate places and in different London boroughs.


Dairy Crest have an enormous creamery/dairy on Selinas Lane, which supplies all of London.[citation needed] Sunlight laundry are also a major employer as are Sainsbury's, Tesco and local shops.


Chadwell heath is served by London Buses services and National Rail from Chadwell Heath railway station. London Buses routes that serve Chadwell Heath are the 62 -That only turns up when it wants to- from Marks Gate 'Billet Road' to Barking 'Gascoigne Estate'; 86 from Romford Station to Stratford Station it is usually too packed in the morning as three come along at once at about 8:20am; 173 from King Gearge Hospital 'Goodmayes' to Beckton Station this bus is the worse service on a sunday and this needs looking into as once every 30 mins translates to when ever it feels like showing up then two hours later for the next one; 362 from King George Hospital 'Goodmayes' to Grange Hill Station you are better off walking; 368 from Chadwell Heath 'Police Station' to Barking 'Harts Lane' is ok but the drivers think they are on a race course and night bus N86 from Stratford Station to Harold Hill 'Dagnam Park Square'.[5]


West Ham United F.C.'s training ground is in Chadwell Heath. Former England rugby union legend Jason Leonard is from Chadwell Heath, and attended the town's Warren Comprehensive School. Former England and West Ham United player Tony Cottee and former WBO world boxing champion Colin MacMillan also attended Warren Comprehensive School. Reading football star Nicky Shorey also went to the Chadwell Heath Foundation School.[citation needed] Boxer Frank Bruno, Cricketer Graham Gooch and Darts player Bobby George lived here, as well as footballer Mark Lazaridos (Leyton Orient). Keith Jack Oliver, better known as Jackie Oliver was born here in 14 August 1942. He is a former Formula One driver and team-owner.


Local education is listed on the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and the London Borough of Redbridge articles


  1. ^ a b Barking & Dagenham London Borough Council - Borough, Chadwell Heath ward and Chadwell ward maps
  2. ^ a b Mills, A.D. (2001). Dictionary of London Place Names. Oxford. 
  3. ^ a b c d e W.R. Powell (1966). "Dagenham: Introduction and manors, A History of the County of Essex: Volume 5". 
  4. ^ Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)
  5. ^ Transport for London - Buses from Chadwell Heath


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