Question: How old is Ilford?

Ilford was historically known as Great Ilford to differentiate it from nearby Little Ilford. The name is first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Ilefort and means ford over the Hyle. Hyle is an old name for the River Roding that means trickling stream.

When was Ilford built?

It started in 1879, when a Mr Alfred Hugh Harman set up a business in the basement of his house on the corner of Cranbrook Road and Park Avenue (where the Cranbrook pub is now). A year after, his business expanded and moved to Roden Street, trading as the Britannia Works Company, later becoming Ilford Ltd.

Is Ilford a nice place to live?

Ilford has been voted one of the worst places to live in Britain in a survey. In the Rightmove Happy at Home Index, completed by nearly 50,000 people, Ilford came in second place out of 111 areas, just behind east London.

Why is it called Ilford?

The name is first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Ilefort and means ford over the Hyle. Hyle is an old name for the River Roding that means trickling stream. Great and Little Ilford share the place name origin, but the Domesday reference is to the Little Ilford area.

Is Ilford station safe?

Ilford is perfectly safe, and quite pleasant (eg Valentines Park and mansion).

Is Gants Hill Posh?

Gants Hill is a broadly safe area for travellers and solo walkers due to its heavily residential nature. It is slightly more affluent than the neighbourhoods around it, so sometimes seems a bit of a posh area compared to others nearby.

Is East London rough?

According to Metropolitan Police data, the East London borough of Hackney is the fifth most dangerous borough in London. The area marked 4,140 reported crimes. The most common crime reported being violence against the person including 1,000 incidents reported in just two months.

Is Ilford a town or a city?

It split from the parish of Barking in 1888, and, in the 20th century, Ilford significantly expanded and increased in population, becoming a municipal borough in 1926. Since 1965 it has formed part of the London Borough of Redbridge, a local government district of Greater London.

What is wrong with jaywick?

During the North Sea flood of 1953, Jaywick was flooded, resulting in the deaths of 35 people. Since then, sea defences have been put in place and many precautions have been made to avoid flooding.

Is Redbridge a safe area?

Crime and Safety in Redbridge Redbridge is among the top 20 safest cities in London, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of Londons 33 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Redbridge in 2020 was 75 crimes per 1,000 people.

Is Gants Hill safe?

Gants Hill is a broadly safe area for travellers and solo walkers due to its heavily residential nature. It is slightly more affluent than the neighbourhoods around it, so sometimes seems a bit of a posh area compared to others nearby.

Is East London safe at night?

Stay Safe in London London is generally a very safe to place to navigate, even at night, though it never hurts to keep your common sense and your wits about you.

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