Roding Tributary - Grange Hill Station

Thames Tributaries – tributaries to the river Roding
Tributaries rise in this area and flow to the Roding – one flowing west and north and one flowing north west

Post to the west Chigwell
Post to the north Chigwell
Post to the east Hainault
Post to the south Hainault

Froghall Lane
Chigwell Cemetery. Local authority cemetery hidden up the lane.

Grange Hill
Part of the Forest bought in 1903 by London County Council, Essex County Council and local councils.
Grange Hill Estate; was built by the London County Council and lay in Essex until 1965 when it was transferred into London in Redbridge.

Hainault Road
Bald Hind Inn. This was an Edwardian building recently Demolished. This was here in 1770 and then called the 'Bald Faced Hind'. It is said that was opposite here that Daniel Day of Wapping held his work peoples’ beano with pork and beans every other year, alternately with the Maypole Inn. A boat - called the Mallot - was said to be brought from Wapping towed through the street by six horses. This fair was held until 1892,

Manor Road
Grange Hill Station. This lies between Hainault and Chigwell on the Central Line. It was opened by the Great Eastern Railway Company in 1903 between Woodford and Ilford. Its originally design was similar to Chigwell Station. In 1944 it was destroyed by a V1 rocket. In 1948 it became part of the London Underground Central Line and the buildings were replaced through the "New Works Programme”, suspended because of the Second World War. Thus it reopened as an electrified Central Line from in November 1948. This loop on the Central Line was run until the early 1990s separately using trains adapted for Automatic Train Operation and as a testing area for the use of such trains on other lines.
Goods yard – this was connected to the railway at the London end.
Houses built nearby for the station staff by the Great Eastern Railway in a Semi detached garden city style. The Station masters house is a detached villa with a pillared porch and large garden
St. Winifred. Built 1935 as a mission church

Railway Line
Summit of the line on the Fairlop Loop. Either side of the station are stretches of 1:100. When the line was built the clay was so unstable that old sleepers were burnt for days in an attempt to burn and settle it. The line leaves Chigwell in a cutting and a tunnel. The tunnel was difficult to build and now has retaining walls built by London Transport.


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