Monkhams

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Monkhams is an area in the London Borough of Redbridge, at the northern end of Woodford Bridge. It also forms the part of Buckhurst Hill to the eastern side of the Central line. The Monkhams Estate is an affluent area consisting mainly of large, detached homes.

Monkhams is also a ward of the London Borough of Redbridge. The population of the ward at the 2011 Census was 10,422.[1]

Monkhams was originally a country estate between Woodford and Chigwell in what was then rural Essex.[2] In the late 19th century, the area contained a country house, which was owned by West Ham founder Arnold Hills. In 1901, Hills sold the land to pay off debts to developers, who built property targeted at middle and upper classes.[3]

The British Prime Minister Clement Attlee lived in Monkhams. A blue plaque has been erected at his former home on the estate.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Redbridge Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 October 2016. 
  2. ^ W R Powell, ed. (1973). "Woodford: Manors". A History of the County of Essex. London. 6: 344–348. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Finding utopia in London's suburbs?". BBC News. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 

Coordinates: 51°37′01″N 0°01′34″E / 51.617°N 0.026°E / 51.617; 0.026