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Houses in Clayhall, Stone Cladding (4809446789).jpg
Clayhall is located in Greater London
Location within Greater London
Population13,241 (2011 Census Ward)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ428899
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townILFORD
Postcode districtIG5
Dialling code020
UK Parliament
London Assembly
List of places
51°35′26″N 0°03′37″E / 51.5906°N 0.0604°E / 51.5906; 0.0604Coordinates: 51°35′26″N 0°03′37″E / 51.5906°N 0.0604°E / 51.5906; 0.0604

Clayhall is a district of Ilford in the London Borough of Redbridge in northeast London, England. It is a suburban development. The name is derived from an old manor house that stood within the current area. It is first mentioned in a document of 1203 as being an area of land granted to Adam and Matilda de la Claie by Richard de la Claie. The estate probably remained in the hands of this family for about one hundred years, after which it passed through several hands, without ever being positively identified by name, until in a conveyance of 1410 it is described as the manor of Clayhall.

In the middle of the 17th century, Sir Christopher Hatton, cousin of the Lord Chancellor Sir Christopher Hatton, lived at the Manor House, but by the middle of the next century the estate was let to tenant farmers. The last tenants of the property were William Ingram, until his death in 1853, and then William, James and Frank Lamb, respectively father, son and grandson. The manor house itself was demolished, probably during the ownership of Peter Eaton, in the middle of the 18th century, and replaced by a farm house. The estate was broken up for building sites in 1935.

Clayhall Park in Longwood Gardens is one of Ilford's largest open spaces and has a bowling green, two children's play areas and tennis courts.[2] Clayhall also has a small community library, operated by Vision RCL and a part of Redbridge Libraries.[3]


Ilford County High School, Barkingside Beal High School, Caterham High School, Gilbert Colvin Primary School, Glade Primary School, King Solomon High School, Clore Tikva primary school and Parkhill Junior School.


Despite its large population and area size, Clayhall has no direct London Underground or other rail link. The closest tube stations are Gants Hill, Barkingside, Fairlop, Hainault, Chigwell, South Woodford and Redbridge, which are all served by the Central line in a circumferential proximity of the district. The nearest railway station is Ilford, which is served by TfL Rail.

The area does, however, have a few London Bus routes.

Route Number Route Via Operator Operation
123 Handicapped/disabled access Ilford Hainault Street to Wood Green Bus Station Gants Hill London Underground, Walthamstow, Tottenham, Turnpike Lane London Underground Arriva London Daily. London Buses service. Times
128 Handicapped/disabled access Claybury Broadway to Romford Station National Rail Barkingside, Gants Hill London Underground, Ilford stationNational Rail Arriva 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
179 Handicapped/disabled access Chingford National Rail to Ilford Hainault Street Woodford Green, South Woodford London Underground, Gants Hill London Underground Stagecoach London Daily. London Buses service. Times
462 Handicapped/disabled access Ilford to Hainault Barkingside Go-Ahead London Daily. London Buses service. Times[permanent dead link]
679 Handicapped/disabled access Goodmayes to Woodford Wells Ilford, Gants Hill, South Woodford Go-Ahead London School Days. London Buses service. Times


  • "Redbridge Prints, Scenes from the 18th and 19th Centuries with Historical Notes", London Borough of Redbridge Libraries Department, publication year unavailable.
  1. ^ "Redbridge Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 21 October 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)