Last updated

Junction of The Green, Kings Head Hill and The Ridgeway, Chingford - - 390486.jpg
Bull & Crown Chingford (1).jpg
Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge - - 1524048.jpg
Station Road, Chingford - - 1523789.jpg
Chingford Mount (Old Church Road) Chingford - - 2638823.jpg
Clockwise from top: Kings Head Hill and War Memorial, Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge, Old Church Road in Chingford Mount, Station Road, and the former Bull & Crown public house
Greater London UK location map 2.svg
Red pog.svg
Location within Greater London
Population70,583 (2021 Census) [1]
OS grid reference TQ395945
  Charing Cross 9 mi (14.5 km)  SW
London borough
Ceremonial county Greater London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district E4
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
UK Parliament
London Assembly
List of places
51°37′52″N0°00′58″E / 51.631°N 0.016°E / 51.631; 0.016 Coordinates: 51°37′52″N0°00′58″E / 51.631°N 0.016°E / 51.631; 0.016

Chingford is a town in east London, England, within the London Borough of Waltham Forest. The town is approximately 10 miles (16 km) north-east of Charing Cross, with Waltham Abbey to the north, Woodford Green and Buckhurst Hill to the east, Walthamstow to the south, and Edmonton and Enfield to the west. It forms part of the county border with Essex and contains the areas of Chingford Green, Chingford Hatch, Chingford Mount, Friday Hill, Hale End, Highams Park, and South Chingford, and had a population of 70,583 at the 2021 census.


Prior to becoming part of the ceremonial county of Greater London in 1965, Chingford was in the historic county of Essex, where it was a civil parish, urban district and municipal borough, and historically formed an ancient parish in the Waltham hundred. Similar to much of south-west Essex, the town expanded significantly in the late 19th century, forming part of the conurbation of London. It was included in the Metropolitan Police District in 1840 and became part of London's postal district upon its inception in 1856, with the NE postcode area replaced with E in 1866. The parish was granted urban district status in 1894, and municipal borough status in 1938. Its council was based at Chingford Town Hall until 1965, when the borough of Waltham Forest was created, following reform of local government in London.


The River Ching runs through the area, and the town of Chingford is close to a number of fords of that river. However, old maps and descriptions give a name for the settlement long before the river has a name and it is likely that the name of the river as "Ching" arose long after the settlement was named. The alternative view is that the ford crossed the Lea, and a location near Cook's Ferry has been suggested. [2]

The area of Chingford is referenced in the Doomsday book as "Cingefort" from 1066AD. [3] It is thought that, similarly to how Kingston upon Thames appears in Domesday Book of 1086AD as Chingestone and Chingetun(e), with ching being old English for the king, that Chingford could refer to the King's river, and Kings Ford. This idea is compounded by links to royalty using the area for hunting in centuries gone by, with Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge [4] still standing in North Chingford. [5] Furthermore, there is evidence of King Harold Harefoot having lived in Chingford and the environs in the 11th century, a date which ties in with the Old English use of "Ching" for King.

Another suggested explanation by place name genealogists is that the settlement's name has its origin as "Shingly Ford"—that is, a ford over a waterway containing shingles. [6] However, the genealogists' assertion is likely to be incorrect, as the usage of the placename name "Cingefort" in the Doomsday book predates the coining of the word "Shingle." The earliest known usage of the Middle English word shingle is 1200AD and the word was not used to describe loose stones on a waterway until three centuries later in the 1500s. [7]

A further possibility derives from the form Chagingeford recorded in 1204, which may mean the ford of the dwellers by the stumps. The ford over the Lea may have been at Cook's Ferry. The remains of pile dwellings, covering a considerable area, were found near the mouth of the Ching between 1869 and 1901, when the reservoirs were being built. [8]


Chingford Station opened in 1873 and brought with it a huge increase in visitors to the area, many of whom used the town as a gateway to Epping Forest.

The forest was given to the people by Queen Victoria in 1878 under the Epping Forest Act, which ensured it was kept free and unenclosed for the public to use.

The Royal Forest Hotel opened in 1880, and its location in Ranger's Road meant it soon became popular among day-trippers visiting Epping Forest.

It is situated next to the historic Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge, which the royal family used while hunting deer in the forest during the 1600s.

At the other end of Station Road, the King's Head Hotel dates back to at least the 1730s and it received a boost in trade as more people visited the area.

Nearly 250 years later it is still a popular watering hole and has recently been refurbished inside, although the exterior of the building still preserves the character of its early days.


Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge Hunting Lodge Chingford.JPG
Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge

One notable local landmark is Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge. [4] Originally called the Great Standing, it was built for King Henry VIII in 1543, and was used as a grandstand to watch the hunting of deer, although it has been heavily altered over time. The building is located on Chingford Plain within Epping Forest and is open to the public. The lodge is preserved under the Epping Forest Preservation Act. [9]

Originally a barn built in the mid-19th century, Butler's Retreat, a Grade II listed building, is one of the few remaining Victorian retreats within the forest. The building is adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge and takes its name from the 1891 occupier John Butler. Retreats originally served non-alcoholic refreshments as part of the Temperance movement. After closing in 2009 the building was refurbished by the City of London Corporation and re-opened as a cafe in 2012. [10]

Friday Hill House Friday Hill House, Chingford, London, UK.jpg
Friday Hill House

Friday Hill House, Simmons Lane, off Friday Hill, dating from 1839, was a manor house built and owned by Robert Boothby Heathcote, who was both the lord of the manor and rector of the local church. It was he who paid for the building of the church of St Peter and St Paul in Chingford. He is buried in the Boothby family vault in All Saints' Churchyard (Chingford Old Church), Old Church Road. The vault was purchased by Robert Boothby (died 1733), who lived in the previous manor house. The present building has been used as a further education centre but was put up for sale in 2012. [11] [12]

Pimp Hall Dovecote is situated in a green area at the bottom of Friday Hill and can be viewed by entering the Pimp Hall Nature Reserve. The dovecote, which had nesting space for 250 birds, belonged to Pimp Hall (originally Pympe's Hall), one of three manor houses around Chingford. In 1838 the estate was taken over and became part of the Chingford Earls estate. The farmhouse associated with it survived until just before World War II. This dovecote is depicted in the Millennium Heritage Mosaic on the front of Chingford Assembly Hall. It is the fourth item down on the left-hand side of the mosaic, also see the Key. There is a local legend telling how on one occasion Charles II was out hunting in Epping Forest and was caught in a snowstorm. He took shelter in Pimp Hall and was so delighted with the food offered him that he jocularly drew his sword and knighted the joint of beef declaring that it was now Sir Loin. Either this story caused the nearby pub on Friday Hill to be called "The Sirloin" or vice versa.[ citation needed ]

Pole Hill Obelisk Trig Point and Obelisk, Pole Hill, Chingford - - 390420.jpg
Pole Hill Obelisk

A granite obelisk at Pole Hill was erected in 1824 under the direction of the Astronomer Royal, the Rev. John Pond M.A., to mark true north for the telescopes of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, south of the Thames. It was placed on high ground along the line of the Greenwich Meridian, but when this was recalibrated later in the 19th century, the obelisk was deemed to have been erected 19 feet (5.8 m) west of the revised meridian line. Today, an adjoining triangulation pillar marks the modern line.[ citation needed ]

Chingford Town Hall, The Ridgeway Chingford Old Town Hall Building, The Ridgeway, Chingford, London, UK.jpg
Chingford Town Hall, The Ridgeway

Chingford Town Hall, dating from 1929, is on The Ridgeway in Chingford. It has more recently been known as the Chingford Municipal Offices. The site was sold to property developers who built blocks of flats on the land and the town hall building was subsequently converted to apartments. [13] [14]


All Saints, Chingford, viewed from the south. All Saints, Old Church Road, Chingford - - 1702067.jpg
All Saints, Chingford, viewed from the south.

All Saints' Church in Chingford Mount (known locally as the Old Church) is a Grade II* listed Church of England church at Old Church Road. [15] Parts of the church date back to the 12th and 13th centuries, but it now forms part of the parish of St Peter and St Paul, Chingford, which took over its role as the parish church in 1844. The church stands on the summit of Chingford Mount and has views westwards towards the reservoirs of the Lea Valley. [16] Directly opposite the church is Chingford Mount Cemetery.

The Roman Catholic church of Our Lady of Grace & Saint Teresa of Avila is on the corner of Kings Road and Station Road, next to St Mary's Catholic Primary School. The current half-timbered building dates from 1931, on the site of an earlier 1919 church. [17]



Chingford is within the Chingford and Woodford Green UK Parliament constituency, which consists of the six Chingford wards in the Borough of Waltham Forest and two wards in the Borough of Redbridge. Iain Duncan Smith has been the sitting MP since 1992. [18]

Former MPs include Norman Tebbit, Leah Manning, Stan Newens, and Winston Churchill (when Chingford was in the Epping constituency).[ citation needed ]


Chingford is part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest, which also includes Walthamstow, Leyton, and Leytonstone. Chingford consists of six council wards, namely:

Each ward is represented by three councillors, except Endlebury and Highams Park & Hale End South, which each have two. Currently all of the councillors represent the Conservative Party except for one Labour councillor in Valley and two in Hale End and Highams Park South. The London Borough of Waltham Forest is presently controlled by the Labour party.[ citation needed ]

Chingford and Waltham Forest fall within the North East constituency of the London Assembly, [19] represented since 2004 by Jennette Arnold of the Labour party. [20]

Until 1965, the town formed the core of the Municipal Borough of Chingford. Historically a rural parish, it gained urban district status in 1894, and between 1938 and 1965 held municipal borough status. [21] [22]

When Chingford was a municipal borough, before 1965, its politics were dominated by the Chingford Ratepayers' Association, which was nominally independent, but against whom the Conservative Party did not field candidates.[ citation needed ]


As of the 2021 census, the population of Chingford was 70,583, an increase from 66,211 in 2011. The ethnic and cultural diversity of the town significantly increased in the decade between the two censuses, with less than half the town's population (49.1%) now identifying as White British, a fall from 62.7% in 2011, and 80.5% in 2001.

Population figures for Chingford are based on the six wards that comprise the town (Chingford Green, Endlebury, Hale End, Hatch Lane, Larkswood and Valley) combined.

Ethnic Group1991200120112021
White: Total55,74692.9%52,80186.8%48,15572.7%44,58363.2%
White: English/Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish/British 49,01780.5%41,51162.7%34,65049.1%
White: Irish 1,1651.9%1,1111.7%1,1781.7%
White: Gypsy or Irish Traveller 690.1%240%
White: Romani 1200.2%
White: Other 2,6194.3%5,4648.3%8,61112.2%
Asian: Total1,7773%2,7244.5%5,9569%8,62212.2%
Asian or Asian British: Indian 6851.1%8441.4%1,1841.8%1,6712.4%
Asian or Asian British: Pakistani 5951%9891.6%2,3703.6%3,6075.1%
Asian or Asian British: Bangladeshi 1130.2%1890.3%5220.8%9061.3%
Asian or Asian British: Chinese 1340.2%2060.3%3280.5%5020.7%
Asian or Asian British: Other Asian2500.4%4960.8%1,5522.3%1,9362.7%
Black: Total2,0633.4%3,7226.1%7,16610.8%8,72112.4%
Black or Black British: African 5711%1,4212.3%2,7244.1%3,7215.3%
Black or Black British: Caribbean 1,1391.9%1,9163.1%3,2815%3,8385.4%
Black or Black British: Other Black 3530.6%3850.6%1,1611.8%1,1621.6%
Mixed: Total1,3592.2%3,2384.9%4,6416.6%
Mixed: White and Black Caribbean5300.9%1,2911.9%1,5772.2%
Mixed: White and Black African1550.3%3900.6%6060.9%
Mixed: White and Asian3060.5%6341%9901.4%
Mixed: Other Mixed3680.6%9231.4%1,4682.1%
Other: Total4020.7%2530.4%1,6962.6%4,0165.7%
Other: Arab3810.6%3820.5%
Other: Any other ethnic group4020.7%2530.4%1,3152%3,6345.1%


Chingford was the location of one of the interwar London County Council cottage estates.

LCC Cottage estates 1918–1939
Estate nameAreaNo of dwellingsPopulation 1938Population density
Norbury 1121886719.8 per acre (49/ha)
Old Oak 32736351923 per acre (57/ha)
Totterdown Fields 39126232.4 per acre (80/ha)
Tower Gardens
White Hart Lane
9878359368 per acre (20/ha)
Becontree 277025769 [lower-alpha 1] 1156529.3 per acre (23/ha)
Bellingham 25226731200410.6 per acre (26/ha)
Castelnau 51644285112.6 per acre (31/ha)
Dover House Estate
Roehampton Estate
147121253838.2 per acre (20/ha)
Downham 60070963003211.8 per acre (29/ha)
Mottingham 2022337900911.6 per acre (29/ha)
St Helier 82590683987711 per acre (27/ha)
Watling 38640341911010.5 per acre (26/ha)
Wormholt 68783407811.5 per acre (28/ha)
Chingford [lower-alpha 2] 21715407.1 per acre (18/ha)
Hanwell (Ealing)1401587673211.3 per acre (28/ha)
Headstone Lane 142n.a5000
Kenmore Park 58654207811.3 per acre (28/ha)
(Royal Borough of Greenwich)
21380159818.1 per acre (45/ha)
Whitefoot Lane (Downham)
  1. Source says 2589 – transcription error
  2. Part of a larger PRC estate around Huntsman Road


  • Yelling, J. A. (1995). "Banishing London's slums: The interwar cottage estates" (PDF). Transactions. London and Middlesex Archeological Society. 46: 167–173. Retrieved 19 December 2016. Quotes: Rubinstein, 1991, Just like the country.

Local sport teams

King George's Reservoir, home to the Sailing Club Lee Valley Reservoirs.jpg
King George's Reservoir, home to the Sailing Club

Local districts

Nearest places


Chingford Station Chingford station building.JPG
Chingford Station

Chingford is served by Chingford railway station - which is in zone 5 - which is the terminus of the London Overground Lea Valley lines from Liverpool Street station in the City of London. Chingford is the only station in Waltham Forest to be within zone 5. There is also a station at Highams Park, in zone 4. Chingford lost its rail link to Stratford with the removal of the 500 m length of track known as the Hall Farm Curve in 1970, and there have been campaigns for its reinstatement.

London Buses routes serving Chingford include 97 to Stratford City, 158 to Stratford, 179 to Ilford, 212 to Walthamstow, 215 from Lee Valley Camp Site to Walthamstow, 313 to Potters Bar, 357 to Whipps Cross, 379 to Yardley Lane Estate, 397 to Debden and the 385, note that both the 397 and 395 terminate at Crooked Billet Sainsbury's, 444 to Turnpike Lane, W11 to Walthamstow, W16 to Leytonstone and night route N26 from Trafalgar Square.


Chingford secondary schools include:

Notable people

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Walthamstow</span> Town in East London

Walthamstow is a large town in east London, England, within the ceremonial county of Greater London and the ancient county of Essex. Situated 7+12 miles northeast of Charing Cross, the town borders Chingford to the north, Snaresbrook and South Woodford to the east, Leyton and Leytonstone to the south, and Tottenham to the west. At the 2011 census, the town had a population of approximately 109,424.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">London Borough of Waltham Forest</span> London borough in United Kingdom

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is a London borough in north-east London, England. Its population is estimated to be 276,983 in 2019. It borders five other London boroughs: Enfield to the north-west, Haringey to the west, Hackney to the south-west, Newham to the south-east and Redbridge to the east, as well as the non-metropolitan county of Essex to the north.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Leytonstone</span> Area of East London

Leytonstone is an area in east London, England, 7 miles (11 km) north-east of Charing Cross. Part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest, a local authority district of Greater London. It adjoins Wanstead to the north-east, Forest Gate to the south-east, Stratford to the south-west, Leyton to the west, and Walthamstow to the north-west.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Woodford Green</span> Human settlement in England

Woodford Green is an area of Woodford in East London, England, within the London Borough of Redbridge. It adjoins Buckhurst Hill to the north, Woodford Bridge to the east, South Woodford to the south, and Chingford to the west. Epping Forest runs through Woodford Green in the west of the area, 9.4 miles (15.1 km) north-east of Charing Cross.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Buckhurst Hill</span> Human settlement in England

Buckhurst Hill is an affluent suburban town in the Epping Forest district of Essex, England. It is part of the Greater London Urban Area and adjacent to the northern boundary of the London Borough of Redbridge. The area developed following the opening of a railway line in 1856, originally part of the Eastern Counties Railway and now on the Central line of the London Underground.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Waltham Abbey</span> Human settlement in England

Waltham Abbey is a town and civil parish in the Epping Forest District of Essex, within the metropolitan and urban area of London, England, 14 miles (23 km) north-east of Charing Cross. It lies on the Greenwich Meridian, between the River Lea in the west and Epping Forest in the east, with large sections forming part of the Metropolitan Green Belt. The town borders Nazeing and Epping Upland to the north, Chingford to the south, Loughton, Theydon Bois and Buckhurst Hill to the east and south-east, and Waltham Cross, Cheshunt and Enfield to the west.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Chingford and Woodford Green (UK Parliament constituency)</span> UK Parliament constituency since 1997

Chingford and Woodford Green is a constituency in North East London represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament by Sir Iain Duncan Smith of the Conservative Party since its creation in 1997.

Highams Park is a suburban district in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, England, near Epping Forest and 8.1 miles (13 km) north-east of Charing Cross.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Municipal Borough of Chingford</span>

Chingford was a local government district in south west Essex, England from 1894 to 1965, around the town of Chingford. It was within the London suburbs, forming part of the London postal district and Metropolitan Police District. Its former area now corresponds to the northern part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest in Greater London.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Municipal Borough of Walthamstow</span>

Walthamstow was a local government district in southwest Essex, England from 1873 to 1965, around the town of Walthamstow. It was within the London suburbs, forming part of the London postal district and Metropolitan Police District. Its former area now corresponds to the central part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest in Greater London.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">River Ching</span> River in Essex, England

The River Ching is a tributary of the River Lea, flowing from Epping Forest, in southeast England.

Chingford was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Chingford in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom by the first past the post system.

Waltham Forest Guardian now known as Your Local Guardian, is a weekly local newspaper sold every Thursday in the London boroughs of Waltham Forest and Redbridge.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Woodford, London</span> Human settlement in England

Woodford is a town in north east London, within the London Borough of Redbridge. It is located 9.5 miles (15.3 km) north-east of Charing Cross. Woodford historically formed an ancient parish in the county of Essex. It contained a string of agrarian villages and was part of Epping Forest. From about 1700 onwards, it became a place of residence for affluent people who had business in London; this wealth, together with its elevated position, has led to it being called the Geographical and social high point of East London. Woodford was suburban to London and after being combined with Wanstead in 1934 it was incorporated as a municipal borough in 1937. It has formed part of Greater London since 1965 and comprises the neighbourhoods of Woodford Green, Woodford Bridge, Woodford Wells and South Woodford. The area is served by two stations on the Central line of the London Underground: Woodford and South Woodford.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Epping, Essex</span> Town and parish in Essex, England

Epping is a market town and civil parish in the Epping Forest district of the County of Essex, England. The town is 17 miles (30 km) northeast from the centre of London, is surrounded by the northern end of Epping Forest, and on a ridge of land between the River Roding and River Lea valleys.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">South Chingford</span> Human settlement in England

South Chingford is an area of Chingford in east London, England. It is a largely residential area which is the location of the Chingford Hall Estate, Chingford Mount and the former Walthamstow Stadium.

Christopher Charles "Chris" Pond is a historian, librarian, and politician, was born in 1949 in Walthamstow, Essex, and grew up in Chingford, moving to Loughton, Essex in 1981.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Highams Estate</span> Housing estate in east London

The Highams Estate is a housing estate in Waltham Forest in East London, near to Hale End and Woodford Green. The area was developed by Thomas Courtenay Warner, within the grounds of the former Highams Manor House in the 1930s.


  1. Chingford is made up of 6 wards in the London Borough of Waltham Forest: Chingford Green, Endlebury, Hale End and Highams Park, Hatch Lane, Larkswood, and Valley.
  2. The Place Names of Essex, by PH Reaney, English Place-Name Society, Volume 12 p19
  3. "Chingford Doomsday Book entry". Government National Archives. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  4. 1 2 "Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge". 16 December 2010. Archived from the original on 12 June 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  5. "". Archived from the original on 12 August 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  6. "Chingford's Free Art and History". Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  7. "Etymology of the word Shingle". Etymology Online. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  8. The Place Names of Essex, by P.H. Reaney, The English Place name Society, Volume 12, 1935, Reissued 1969
  9. Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Chingford"  . Encyclopædia Britannica . Vol. 6 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 233.
  10. City of London- Butler's Retreat Retrieved 25 February 2013
  11. "Waltham Forest Council, Friday Hill House Disposal". Archived from the original on 5 July 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  12. "Waltham Forest Council, Friday Hill House Sale Particulars" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  13. "Waltham Forest Council, Chingford Municipal Offices disposal". Archived from the original on 15 June 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  14. "Gilmartin Ley, The Old Town Hall, Chingford, London, E4". Archived from the original on 31 July 2020. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  15. Historic England, "All Saints, Chingford (1065596)", National Heritage List for England , retrieved 6 September 2014
  16. Pevsner, Nikolaus (1951). The Buildings of England: Essex. Middlesex: Penguin Books Limited. p. 123.
  17. Powell, W R. "'The parish and borough of Chingford', in A History of the County of Essex: Volume 5". British History Online. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  18. "Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP". UK Parliament.
  19. "Census 2011: London Assembly Constituency Profiles". London Datastore. GLA Intelligence Unit. 2013. p. 47.
  20. "Assembly Members". Mayor of London and London Assembly. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  21. "History of Chingford, in Waltham Forest and Essex". University Of Portsmouth and others. 2009. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  22. "The parish and borough of Chingford". University of London & History of Parliament Trust. 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  23. Egbertian FC Archived 8 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 27 February 2013
  24. "Team London - Ridgeway Rovers Football Club".
  25. "Home | Chingford Rugby Club". 10 December 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  26. "Chingford Cricket Club : history". Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  27. "The Shepherd Neame Essex League". Essex Cricket.
  28. King George Sailing Club Retrieved 27 February 2013
  29. "England Football Online".
  30. "Blake, Dame Louisa Brandreth Aldrich- (1865–1925), surgeon" . Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. 23 September 2004. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/30367 . Retrieved 16 February 2019.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  31. "BBC Radio 4 - Desert Island Discs, David Beckham". Desert Island Discs. 3 February 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  32. Culpepper, Chuck (9 July 2007). "Beckham - Working-class boy to Man U". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 9 September 2008.
  33. "Becks opens up about Chingford on Desert Island Discs". East London and West Essex Guardian Series. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  34. "American Idols". W magazine. 1 August 2007. Archived from the original on 14 February 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2009.
  35. Beckham at Ridgeway Rovers Retrieved 27 February 2013
  36. The FA - Becks' Brimsdown boost, article from Friday, 24 September 2004 Archived 11 October 2004 at , accessed 7 July 2007
  37. "List of MPs". Archived from the original on 29 November 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  38. Pearce, Garth (11 July 2008). "On the move: Alan Davies". The Sunday Times. London. Retrieved 10 May 2009.
  39. "". Archived from the original on 18 August 2010. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  40. "Iain Duncan Smith, MP for Chingford and Woodford Green". Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  41. "Gayle signs permanent deal with Stoke City". Newcastle United Football Club. Retrieved 22 July 2022.
  42. "Zero to 100 | By Harry Kane". The Players' Tribune. 5 February 2018. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  43. "Hall of Fame". CHINGFORD FOUNDATION SCHOOL PE Department. 18 February 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  44. "One day I'll play for England: London schoolboy's dream is about to". Evening Standard. 27 March 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  45. Molyneaux, Ian (15 November 2020). "The London school where David Beckham and an Eastenders star were pupils". MyLondon. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  46. "Jony Ive | Biography, Apple, & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  47. "Kray funeral date set". BBC News. 3 October 2000. Retrieved 10 May 2009.
  48. Siôn, Pwyll ap (10 June 2017). The Music of Michael Nyman: Texts, Contexts and Intertexts. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. ISBN   9781859282106 via Google Books.
  49. Moyes, Johnathon (27 June 2007). "Ex-pupil Phillips opens old school". Waltham Forest Guardian. Retrieved 10 May 2009.
  50.{{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  51. "John Sitton". IMDb. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  52. "Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji | British composer". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 26 December 2019.