Municipal Borough of Chingford
Chingford Old Town Hall
Chingford within Essex in 1961
|• 1911||2,808 acres (11.4 km2)|
|• 1931||2,810 acres (11.4 km2)|
|• 1961||2,868 acres (11.6 km2)|
|• Origin||Chingford parish|
|• Succeeded by||London Borough of Waltham Forest|
|Status||Urban district (until 1938)
Municipal borough (after 1938)
|Government||Chingford Urban District Council
Chingford Borough Council
|• HQ||The Ridgeway|
|• Motto||All Things for the Glory of God|
Coat of arms of the borough council
Chingford was a local government district in south west Essex, England from 1894 to 1965, around the town of Chingford. It was within the London suburbs, forming part of the London postal district and Metropolitan Police District. Its former area now corresponds to the northern part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest in Greater London.
Background and formation
The ancient parish of Chingford formed part of the Waltham hundred of Essex. It was included in the Metropolitan Police District in 1840 and from 1875 it formed part of the Epping Rural Sanitary District. In 1894 it became an urban district.
District and borough
The Royal Commission on Local Government in Greater London considered the borough for inclusion in Greater London in 1960 and subsequently it was abolished by the London Government Act 1963. Its former area was transferred to Greater London from Essex and was combined with the Municipal Borough of Walthamstow and the Municipal Borough of Leyton to form the present-day London Borough of Waltham Forest.