Elm Park Havering
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The place name Elm Park was devised in 1933. It was derived from Elm Farm, which is first recorded in 1777 and was known as Elms in 1883.
Divided between the three wards of Elm Park, Hacton and St Andrew's, all within the London Borough of Havering. The majority of Elm Park is within the Elm Park ward, but the area to the east of The Broadway and north of the railway is in St Andrew's ward; and the area to the south of the railway and to the east of The Broadway is in the Hacton ward.
Open spaces in the area include Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch Country Park, Swallow Walk, Brettons Park and Eastbrookend Country Park of the Thames Chase forest. ‘
The local High Street offers an array of chain and independent stores, plus eateries.
Elm Park Underground station is served by the District line of the London Underground, opened in May 1935 additional transport links provide convenient access to local towns Including Hornchurch, Dagenham, Rainham, and Romford.
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The building on the estate was halted by World War II. Because of the proximity of RAF Hornchurch the area was subject aerial bombing with some damage to the housing stock works recommenced there after and continued until 1965.
Prior to the construction of the extensive Elm Park Garden City development in the 1930s it was a scattered settlement of farms in the south of the parish of Hornchurch.
Elm Park has been connected to central London by the electrified District line service since 1935 and the planned development of the area formed part of the interwar private housing boom that was interrupted by World War II. After the war Elm Park expanded with social housing and it has formed part of Greater London since the development was deemed complete in1965.
Local Schools To Elm Park
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