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Coordinates: 51°34′03″N 0°05′52″E / 51.56761°N 0.09791°E / 51.56761; 0.09791

Seven Kings
Seven Kings is located in Greater London
Seven Kings

 Seven Kings shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ455875
London borough Redbridge
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ILFORD
Postcode district IG3
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Ilford South
London Assembly Havering and Redbridge
List of places: UK • England • London

Seven Kings is a town in North East London, England. It is a suburban development in the London Borough of Redbridge and forms part of the Ilford post town.

Seven Kings Park is a large open space containing sports facilities such as tennis courts and a sports ground, and bandstand; there is also Westwood Park, a smaller open space and playground in Meads Lane. It also borders the districts of Ilford and Goodmayes.

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History

The earliest recorded use of the name is as Sevekyngg or Sevekyngges in 1285, meaning 'settlement of the family or followers of a man called Seofoca'.[1]

Seven Kings has not historically formed a parish or other division; instead it was part of the ancient parish of Ilford in the Becontree hundred of the county of Essex,[2] which formed from 1894 the Ilford Urban District (later municipal borough).[3] Seven Kings is situated next to the ancient Roman road between London and Colchester and was rapidly developed during the 19th Century with the construction of the Great Eastern Main Line railway.

In 1965 the Ilford parish and municipal borough were abolished by the London Government Act 1963, and the area of Essex including Seven Kings has since formed part of Greater London.[3]

Education

Located in the immediate area are Mayfield High School (London), Canon Palmer Catholic School and Seven Kings High School. Primary schools in this area include Downshall Primary School, Farnham Green Primary School and Eastcourt.

Transport

The area is served by Seven Kings railway station on the Great Eastern Main Line from Liverpool Street station. This service is operated by National Express East Anglia.

The nearest London Underground station is Newbury Park on the Central Line.

References

  1. ^ Mills, A., Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names, (2001)
  2. ^ Vision of Britain - Ilford parish (historic map)
  3. ^ a b Vision of Britain - Ilford UD/MB
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