Historic Chingford

Chingford started life as a forest hamlet and is now a London suburb.

Download the Discover Chingford treasure hunt from Treasure Hunts In London on your phone and discover the history of the area combined with a trip to the Epping Forest countryside.

Chingford - photo by Juliamaud

Originally the whole parish of Chingford lay within the ancient Forest of Essex. Spread over three forest hamlets, it was a scattered farming community. Today Chingford is a suburb of London on the London/Essex border that sits on the edge of Epping Forest.

The Chingford Green conservation area includes a variety of interesting buildings showing Chingford’s development over two hundred years from a small rural community to a suburb of modern London. There are also a number of listed buildings on the edge of Epping Forrest.


Chingford - photo by Juliamaud

Fancy learning more about Chingford?

The Chingford Historical Society has a Youtube account with more information about the area, including All Saints Church (The Old Church) and Chingford Hall and Mill. Visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCya1viPkym-2muJDmohozgw

You can also book tickets for the talk on “The history of Gilwell Park”. This takes place on  on Thursday, 20 August 2020. Tickets are available from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-history-of-gilwell-park-tickets-114647202870

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