Ardleigh Green

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Ardleigh Green
Nelmes Way, Ardleigh Green (geograph 5476926).jpg
Nelmes Way, Ardleigh Green
Ardleigh Green is located in Greater London
Ardleigh Green
Ardleigh Green
Ardleigh Green shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ535895
• Charing Cross 15.5 mi (24.9 km) WSW
London borough
Ceremonial county Greater London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district RM11
Dialling code 01708
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament
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51°35′00″N 0°12′59″E / 51.5833°N 0.2165°E / 51.5833; 0.2165Coordinates: 51°35′00″N 0°12′59″E / 51.5833°N 0.2165°E / 51.5833; 0.2165

Ardleigh Green /ˈɑːrdli/ is an area of East London, England, within the London Borough of Havering. It is located 15.5 miles (25 km) east-northeast of Charing Cross. It lies within the Historic County of Essex. It is a suburban and predominantly residential development.

Ardleigh Green has a small set of shops and London Bus services to Hornchurch, Gidea Park and Romford. It was known as "Hardley Green" until at least the early 17th century.[1]


The name Ardleigh is a corruption of an older name, Haddeleye, meaning "heath clearing" or "clearing where heather grows" from the Old English hæth and lēah. It was still referred to as "Hardley Green" as late as 1883 when the name appeared in an Ordnance Survey map of the area.[2]


Ardleigh Green has a combined junior and primary school, as well as Havering College of Further and Higher Education.


The nearest railway stations are:


  1. ^ Powell, W.R. "A History of the County of Essex: Volume 7". Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Mills, A.D. (2010). A Dictionary of London Place-Names. Oxford University Press. p. 8. ISBN 9780199566785.