Seven Kings - Westwood Recreation Ground
Seven Kings shown within Greater London
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|Ceremonial county||Greater London|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament||Ilford South|
|London Assembly||Havering and Redbridge|
Seven Kings Park is a large open space containing sports facilities such as tennis courts,a sports ground, and a bandstand; there is also Westwood Park, a smaller open space and playground in Meads Lane. It also borders the districts of Ilford and Goodmayes.
The earliest recorded use of the name is as Sevekyngg or Sevekyngges in 1285, meaning 'settlement of the family or followers of a man called Seofoca'.
Seven Kings has not historically formed a parish or other division; instead it was part of the ancient parish of Ilford in the Becontree hundred of the county of Essex, which formed from 1894 the Ilford Urban District (later municipal borough). Seven Kings is situated next to the ancient Roman road between London and Colchester and was rapidly developed during the 19th century following construction of the Great Eastern Main Line railway.
Located in the immediate area are Mayfield High School (London), Palmer Catholic Academy and Seven Kings High School. Primary schools in this area include Downshall Primary School, Farnham Green Primary School, South Park Primary School, Seven Kings Primary School and Eastcourt.
The area is served by Seven Kings railway station on the Great Eastern Main Line to/from Liverpool Street station. Train services are operated by TfL Rail which will be rebranded Crossrail in May 2017.
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