Barkingside

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Coordinates: 51°35′09″N 0°05′04″E / 51.585833°N 0.084444°E / 51.585833; 0.084444

Barkingside
Barkingside is located in Greater London
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Dialling code 020
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Barkingside is a district of Ilford in the London Borough of Redbridge, north east London.

Barkingside was historically part of Essex until 1965, when the Greater London boroughs were created. Barkingside is chiefly known for the children's charity Barnardo's, which was founded there in 1866,[1] and still has its headquarters there. Some of the oldest buildings in Barkingside include the Barnardo's chapel, the underground station, which was originally an Edwardian railway station, and Holy Trinity Church, which dates from 1840.[2] Barkingside is also known for having a particularly large Jewish community, along with much of the surrounding area of north Ilford and Chigwell.

Education[edit]

Barkingside has four secondary schools: Ilford County High School, Caterham High School, King Solomon High School and Oaks Park High School. Primary schools in the area include Clore Tikva Primary School, Fullwood primary school and Mossford Green primary school.

Fullwell Cross Library, near the roundabout of the same name.

Amenities[edit]

Many of the buildings along the A123 Barkingside High Street are owned by entrepreneur Alan Sugar.[citation needed] At the northern end of the High Street is Fullwell Cross roundabout, which gives its name to the adjacent swimming baths and distinctive circular library, as well as the council neighbourhood bordering the north west of Barkingside proper. Fulwell Cross takes its name from a mediaeval preaching cross that once stood there. Long before there was a church, monks from Barking Abbey would go there to conduct outdoor services for the farmers of Barkingside. At the Fulwell Cross roundabout is a pub, The New Fairlop Oak, named after a giant tree, under which an annual fair took place for centuries.

Sport and leisure[edit]

Redbridge FC and Barkingside F.C., both non-league football clubs, share the facilities at the Oakside Stadium, adjacent to Barkingside tube station. Barkingside Recreational Ground in Mossford Green is one of the area's most popular open spaces.

Transport[edit]

The nearest London Underground station is Barkingside tube station on the Central Line. There are also several bus routes:

Route Number Route Via Operator Operation
128 Handicapped/disabled access Claybury Broadway to Romford Station National Rail Barkingside, Gants Hill London Underground, IlfordNational Rail Arriva London Daily. London Buses service. Times
150 Handicapped/disabled access Chigwell Row to Becontree Heath Bus Station Hainault London Underground Barkingside, Gants Hill London Underground, Ilford National Rail Arriva London Daily. London Buses service. Times
167 Handicapped/disabled access Debden London Underground to Ilford Hainault Street Loughton London Underground, Barkingside, Gants Hill London Underground Go-Ahead London Daily. London Buses service. Times
169 Handicapped/disabled access Barking Town Center National RailLondon UndergroundLondon Overground to Clayhall The Glade Ilford National Rail, Newbury Park, Barkingside London Underground Stagecoach London Daily. London Buses service. Times
247 Handicapped/disabled access Barkingside Station London Underground to Romford Station National Rail Hainault London Underground, Collier Row Stagecoach London Daily. London Buses service. Times
275 Handicapped/disabled access Walthamstow St James Street Station National Rail to Barkingside Tesco Highams Park, Woodford Green, Woodford Bridge Stagecoach London Daily. London Buses service. Times
462 Handicapped/disabled access Hainault The Lowe to Ilford Hainault Street Grange Hill London Underground, Barkingside, Gants Hill London Underground Go-Ahead London Daily. London Buses service. Times

Notable people[edit]

Nearby places[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.victorianlondon.org/charities/barnados.htm Dr. Barnado's Homes at Barking Side.
  2. ^ http://www.eastlondonchurch.co.uk Holy Trinity Church.