Noak Hill

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Noak Hill
Noak Hill is located in Greater London
Noak Hill
Noak Hill
Noak Hill shown within Greater London
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Post townROMFORD
Postcode districtRM3, RM4
Dialling code01708
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51°37′08″N 0°13′58″E / 51.6190°N 0.2327°E / 51.6190; 0.2327Coordinates: 51°37′08″N 0°13′58″E / 51.6190°N 0.2327°E / 51.6190; 0.2327

Noak Hill is a village in the London Borough of Havering, 17.1 miles northeast of Charing Cross.

History[edit]

Noak Hill was a ward in the ancient parish of Hornchurch. By the 16th century it had come under the control of the Romford vestry and was included in the newly created Romford civil parish in 1849. From 1895 Noak Hill became a separate civil parish and had its own parish council until 1934.[1]

The name "Noak" is a corruption of the Middle English atten oak meaning "at the oak [tree]".[2]

Geography[edit]

Noak Hill is situated on hilly terrain in the far northeastern edge of Greater London with the M25 motorway being the boundary. The village consists of various period homes, many of which are listed buildings, a 19th-century church and scattered farms. It is located immediately north of the post-war estate of Harold Hill and east of Havering-atte-Bower.

Transport[edit]

The village is served by London buses 256 (to Hornchurch), 294 (to Romford) and 499 (to Romford or Gallows Corner).

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.friendsofdagnampark.org.uk/lingham-intro.htm
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H. (1960). The Origin of English Place-Names. Routledge and Kegan Paul. p. 37.