Manor Park, London

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Manor Park
Manor Park is located in Greater London
Manor Park
Manor Park
 Manor Park shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ425855
London borough Newham
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district E12
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament East Ham
London Assembly City and East
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Coordinates: 51°33′01″N 0°03′22″E / 51.55033°N 0.056219°E / 51.55033; 0.056219

Manor Park is a residential area in the London Borough of Newham.[1] It is bordered by Forest Gate to the west, and further west lies Stratford, home to Stratford Westfield City and the 2012 Olympic Park.

Manor Park was part of the County Borough of East Ham, Essex, until 1965, when Greater London was created. The area postcode is E12.

Romford Road - a stretch of the A118 road - runs for much of its length in Newham, and provides the main road route through Manor Park, linking many of Newham’s districts running towards Ilford.

The main public transport link is Manor Park railway station, which is on the Great Eastern main line and also the planned Crossrail 1 route. Trains to Liverpool Street station run every ten minutes. Nearby Woodgrange Park station is on the Barking to Gospel Oak line, which is part of London Overground. Both stations are in Travelcard Zone 3.

Round the corner from Manor Park railway station lies the Durham Road Conservation Zone, which is a small late-Victorian suburb. It was designated a Conservation Area in 1984 to retain its original charm and character. Additional planning controls were introduced in 1998 to protect and enhance its special character. The area, popularly referred to as Manor Park Village, was originally developed in the 1880s on farmland that formed part of the Gurney estate. It was built by one builder to an overall plan, with a limited range of house styles giving the area a distinctive character and unity. The developers, the Corbett family, built several suburban estates including the adjacent Woodgrange Estate in Forest Gate.

The Earl of Essex is a Grade II listed public house at 616 Romford Road.[2]

Manor Park's Itchycoo Park (officially Little Ilford Park) was made famous in a song by the Small Faces, whose lead singer Steve Marriott lived in the area.[3] Manor Park also has an amateur football team called A.C. Manor Park playing in the AFL. [clarification needed]

Notable people associated with Manor Park[edit]


The Earl of Essex
For details of education in Manor Park see the List of schools in the London Borough of Newham

Community resources[edit]

A number of council-run, charity-supported and independent community centres and education initiatives are active in the area:

  • The Froud Centre
  • Hathaway Community Centre
  • Jack Cornwell Community Centre
  • Manor Park Community Centre
  • Manor Park Library
  • London Tamil Sangam
  • Trinity Community Centre
  • The Techshop, Studio E12 and TradeSkills E12


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