- Buckhurst Hill
infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Buckhurst Hill
population = 10,738
shire_district= Epping Forest
region= East of England
constituency_westminster= Epping Forest
post_town= BUCKHURST HILL
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.
It is 10.7 miles (17.2 km) north east of
Charing Crossand near to the boundary with the London Borough of Redbridge.
It was featured on the
ITV1series " Essex Wives" a programme about women in the area who were in business or fairly well-off. With Loughtonand Chigwell, it is said to form part of the Essex golden triangle of wealthy places.
Buckhurst Hill is served by
Buckhurst Hill tube stationwhich is now on the Central Lineof the London Underground. The railway line was opened in 1856 as part of the Eastern Counties Railwayand 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 Councilof its own. In 1933 to 1974 it formed together with Loughtonand Chigwellthe Chigwell Urban District. Since 1996 it has again had a parish council of its own.
It is also home to Buckhurst Hill Football Club.
It is the birthplace of British politician
Jack Straw. The Labour cabinet minister Richard Crossmanalso came from Buckhurst Hill.
* 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
* [http://www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/council_services/planning/census/buckhursthill.asp Population figures]
* [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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