Woodford Wells

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Woodford Wells
Woodford Wells is located in Greater London
Woodford Wells
Woodford Wells
 Woodford Wells shown within Greater London
London borough Redbridge
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WOODFORD GREEN
Postcode district IG8
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
London Assembly Havering and Redbridge
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Coordinates: 51°36′56″N 0°01′44″E / 51.615645°N 0.028861°E / 51.615645; 0.028861

Woodford Wells is an old hamlet now part of the northern suburbs of London, England, in the district of Woodford, about 0.5 miles (0.80 km) north of Woodford Green and on the edge of Epping Forest. The name is first shown on a map in 1805,[1] and refers to mineral water wells. In the 18th century briefly the hamlet was a small spa but by the 1870s the wells had been long neglected and Woodford Wells had become a "straggle of hamlets".[2][3] Among its notable features is the Horse & Well, a 17th-century coaching inn still in operation. Woodford Wells is home to Woodford Wells F.C.. St Aubyn's School was founded here in 1884, later moved elsewhere.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mills, A.D. (2001). Dictionary of London Place Names. Oxford. 
  2. ^ James Thorne (1876). Handbook to the environs of London: alphabetically arranged, containing an account of every town and village, and of all places of interest, within a circle of twenty miles round London 2. London: J. Murray. pp. 736–738. 
  3. ^ Bridget Cherry, Charles O'Brien, Nikolaus Pevsner, ed. (2005). London, Volume 5. Pevsner Architectural Guides. Yale University Press. pp. 63, 371–372. ISBN 0-300-10701-3.