Buckhurst Hill


Buckhurst Hill

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Buckhurst Hill
map_type=Greater London
latitude= 51.623
longitude= 0.0434
population = 10,738
shire_district= Epping Forest
shire_county = Essex
region= East of England
constituency_westminster= Epping Forest
post_town= BUCKHURST HILL
postcode_district= IG9
postcode_area= IG
dial_code= 020
os_grid_reference= TQ415935

Buckhurst Hill is a suburban town in the Epping Forest district of Essex. It was anciently part of the parish of Chigwell. It forms part of the Greater London Urban Area.

Overview

It is 10.7 miles (17.2 km) north east of Charing Cross and near to the boundary with the London Borough of Redbridge.

It was featured on the ITV1 series "Essex Wives" a programme about women in the area who were in business or fairly well-off. With Loughton and Chigwell, it is said to form part of the Essex golden triangle of wealthy places.

Buckhurst Hill is served by Buckhurst Hill tube station which is now on the Central Line of the London Underground. The railway line was opened in 1856 as part of the Eastern Counties Railway and it was the middle-class development that resulted from this line that gave Buckhurst Hill its typical Victorian ambience.

From 1890 to 1933, it had an Urban District Council of its own. In 1933 to 1974 it formed together with Loughton and Chigwell the Chigwell Urban District. Since 1996 it has again had a parish council of its own.

It is also home to Buckhurst Hill Football Club.

Nearest places:

* Chigwell
* Chingford
* Loughton
* Woodford

It is the birthplace of British politician Jack Straw. The Labour cabinet minister Richard Crossman also came from Buckhurst Hill.

Famous residents

* Liz Smith - Actor
* Aaron Lennon - Footballer, Tottenham and England
* Tom Huddlestone - Footballer, Tottenham and England U21s
* Bob Jones - Kiss Radio DJ
* John Perkis - Chef
* Kevin Bunce - Celebrity Hairdresser
* Dominic Coleman - Footballer, Leyton Orient
* John Rapley - Actor
* David Waboso FREng - Director of Engineering, London Underground

References

* [http://www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/council_services/planning/census/buckhursthill.asp Population figures]

External links

* [http://www.buckhursthillonline.co.uk/ Buckhurst Hill Online]
* [http://www.bhchs.co.uk/ Buckhurst Hill County High School]
* [http://www.bhbc.org.uk/ Buckhurst Hill Baptist Church]
* [http://www.prec-bh.org.uk/ Princes Road Evangelical Church, Buckhurst Hill]
* [http://buckhurst-hill-history.sampasite.com Buckhurst Hill History]


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