Barkingside

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Barkingside
Barkingside is located in Greater London
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Population12,609 (2011 Census. Ward)[1]
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51°35′09″N 0°05′04″E / 51.585833°N 0.084444°E / 51.585833; 0.084444Coordinates: 51°35′09″N 0°05′04″E / 51.585833°N 0.084444°E / 51.585833; 0.084444

Barkingside is a district of North East London in the London Borough of Redbridge.

Barkingside is chiefly known for the children's charity Barnardo's, which was founded there in 1866,[2] 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.[3] Barkingside is an ethnically and religiously diverse district notable for an unusually high concentration of London's Jewish population.[4]

History[edit]

Barkingside was historically part of Essex until the creation of the London Borough of Redbridge in 1965.[5] Fullwell Cross takes its name from a medieval 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[citation needed].

Education[edit]

Barkingside has two secondary schools: Ilford County High School and King Solomon High School. Primary schools in the area include Clore Tikva Primary School, Fullwood Primary School, Mossford Green Primary School and Avanti Court Primary School.

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

Amenities[edit]

Many of the buildings along the A123 High Street Barkingside 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 leisure centre and distinctive circular Grade II listed library building (both designed by the architect Frederick Gibberd) as well as the council neighbourhood bordering the north west of Barkingside proper.

Ken Aston Square, located between the leisure centre and library, was officially opened on 27 September 2014. Ken Aston had been a local headteacher and the football referee thought to have introduced red and yellow cards. His name was chosen from a shortlist by residents.[6] The square is bordered on one side by a long arched colonnade designed in the style of the library building and providing a covered, lit space.

A small turfed space at the High Street end of Virginia Gardens known as the pocket park was also completed in 2014, partly funded by the GLA Pocket Parks Programme.[7] Its informal landscaping references Frederick Gibberd's garden and consists of trees, mixed shrubs and a Christmas tree.[8] Both square and park are outcomes of the Better Barkingside regeneration project.

Barkingside has two public houses. The New Fairlop Oak pub is located on the Fullwell Cross roundabout, named after a giant tree under which an annual fair took place for over a century. At the other end of the High Street is the Chequers pub.

Sport and leisure[edit]

Redbridge FC non-league football play 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. Popular footballer Trevor Brooking who played for West Ham United and England attended Ilford County High School. Successful British Racing driver Scott Malvern grew up in Barkingside and attended Fairlop Primary School and then Caterham High School. Caterham High School is a sports academy and attended by youth team players of West Ham United football club who have their training ground nearby.

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 London Overground Crossrail National Rail Barkingside (High Street), Gants Hill London Underground, Ilford Crossrail National Rail, Goodmayes Crossrail, Becontree Heath, Queen's Hospital (Romford) Arriva London 24 Hour (Daily). London Buses service. Times
150 Handicapped/disabled access Chigwell Row to Becontree Heath Hainault London Underground Barkingside (High Street), Gants Hill London Underground, Ilford Crossrail National Rail, Goodmayes Crossrail Arriva London Daily. London Buses service. Times
167 Handicapped/disabled access Loughton London Underground to Ilford Hainault Street Buckhurst Hill London Underground, Chigwell London Underground, Barkingside (High Street), Gants Hill London Underground, Ilford Crossrail National Rail Stagecoach London Daily. London Buses service. Times
169 Handicapped/disabled access Barking London Underground London Overground National Rail to Clayhall The Glade Ilford Crossrail National Rail, Newbury Park (Perrymans Farm Road), Barkingside London Underground, Barkingside (High Street) Stagecoach London Daily. London Buses service. Times
247 Handicapped/disabled access Barkingside London Underground to Romford Station London Overground Crossrail National Rail Barkingside (High Street), Hainault London Underground, Marks Gate, Collier Row Stagecoach London Daily. London Buses service. Times
275 Handicapped/disabled access St James Street London Overground to Barkingside Tesco Walthamstow Central London Underground London Overground, Highams Park London Overground, Woodford Green, Woodford London Underground, Woodford Bridge, Barkingside (High Street) Stagecoach London Daily. London Buses service. Times
462 Handicapped/disabled access Limes Farm Estate to Ilford Hainault Street Grange Hill London Underground, Hainault (The Lowe), Fairlop London Underground, Barkingside (High Street), Gants Hill London Underground, Ilford Crossrail National Rail Stagecoach London Daily. London Buses service. Times
667 Handicapped/disabled access Chigwell West Hatch School to Ilford Hainault Street Chigwell London Underground, Barkingside (High Street), Gants Hill London Underground, Ilford Crossrail National Rail Go-Ahead London Mon-Fri Schooldays. London Buses service. Times
677 Handicapped/disabled access Debden London Underground to Ilford Hainault Street Debden Park High School, Davenant School, Loughton London Underground (for Roding Valley High School), Buckhurst Hill London Underground, Chigwell London Underground, Barkingside (High Street), Gants Hill London Underground, Ilford Crossrail National RailCalls only at points shown between Debden London Underground and Buckhurst Hill London Underground Stagecoach London Mon-Fri Schooldays. London Buses service. Times
N8 Handicapped/disabled access Hainault The Lowe to Oxford Circus London Underground Hainault London Underground, Barkingside (High Street), Gants Hill London Underground, Redbridge London Underground, Wanstead London Underground, Leytonstone London Underground, Stratford London Underground London Overground Crossrail Docklands Light Railway National Rail, Bow, Old Ford, Bethnal Green London Underground London Overground, Shoreditch High Street London Overground, Liverpool Street London Underground London Overground Crossrail National Rail, Bank London Underground Docklands Light Railway, Holborn London Underground, Tottenham Court Road London Underground Stagecoach London Every night. London Buses service. Times

Notable people[edit]

Nearby places[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Redbridge Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.victorianlondon.org/charities/barnados.htm Dr. Barnado's Homes at Barking Side.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 March 2008. Retrieved 2007-10-25. Holy Trinity Church.
  4. ^ Office for National Statistics (2012). "2011 Census: QS210EW Religion (detailed), local authorities in England and Wales" (Microsoft Excel spreadsheet).
  5. ^ "History of Redbridge". www2.redbridge.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 13 September 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  6. ^ Patient, Douglas (10 September 2014). "Shortlist announced for public vote on name for new Barkingside square". Gannet. Wanstead & Woodford Guardian. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  7. ^ Greater London Authority. "Pocket Parks Programme". Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  8. ^ Better Barkingside (July 2014). "Project sheets: Town Square and Virginia Gardens". Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Ilford's 'Blonde Bombshell' Kathy Kirby dies age 72" Ilfordrecorder.co.uk. Retrieved 13 September 2014.