Seven Kings - Westwood Recreation Ground
|Population||15,164 (2011 Census.Ward)|
|OS grid reference|
|Ceremonial county||Greater London|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Seven Kings is a district of Ilford in London, England, part of the borough of Redbridge. Situated approximately two miles from Ilford town centre, Seven Kings forms part of the Ilford post town. Historically part of Essex, it was part of the Municipal Borough of Ilford until 1965 when it was incorporated into Greater London.
The earliest recorded use of the name is as Sevekyngg or Sevekyngges in 1285, possibly 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, Seven Kings High School and Isaac Newton Academy secondary school. Primary schools in this area include Downshall Primary School, Farnham Green Primary School, South Park Primary School, Seven Kings Primary School, Isaac Newton Academy primary school, and Eastcourt Independent School.
The area contains many green spaces including Seven Kings Park, 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 on Meads Lane. Thomas Mac Curtains GAA club https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_McCurtains_GAA are based in Seven Kings Park, it's free to join and offer Camogie, football (male and female teams), hurling and kids sports
In the Seven Kings ward of the London Borough of Redbridge, the largest ethnic group in the 2011 census were Indians who comprised 25.5% of the population. The next largest groups were White British at 16.4% and Pakistanis at 13.8%.
- "Redbridge Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
- Mills, A., Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names, (2001)
- Vision of Britain - Ilford parish (historic map Archived 1 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine)
- Vision of Britain Archived 1 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine - Ilford UD/MB
Media related to Seven Kings at Wikimedia Commons
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