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Clayhall is a district in the London Borough of Redbridge in northeast London, England. It is a suburban development. The name is derived from an old manor house that stood within the current area. It is first mentioned in a document of 1203 as being an area of land granted to Adam and Matilda de la Claie by Richard de la Claie. The estate probably remained in the hands of this family for about one hundred years, after which it passed through several hands, without ever being positively identified by name, until in a conveyance of 1410 it is described as the manor of Clayhall.

Houses in Clayhall, Stone Cladding (4809446789).jpg
Clayhall is located in Greater London
Location within Greater London
Population13,241 (2011 Census Ward)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ428899
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townILFORD
Postcode districtIG5
Dialling code020
EU ParliamentLondon
UK Parliament
London Assembly
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51°35′26″N 0°03′37″E / 51.5906°N 0.0604°E / 51.5906; 0.0604Coordinates: 51°35′26″N 0°03′37″E / 51.5906°N 0.0604°E / 51.5906; 0.0604

In the middle of the 17th century, Sir Christopher Hatton, cousin of the Lord Chancellor Sir Christopher Hatton, lived at the Manor House, but by the middle of the next century the estate was let to tenant farmers. The last tenants of the property were William Ingram, until his death in 1853, and then William, James and Frank Lamb, respectively father, son and grandson. The manor house itself was demolished, probably during the ownership of Peter Eaton, in the middle of the 18th century, and replaced by a farm house. The estate was broken up for building sites in 1935.

Clayhall Park in Longwood Gardens is one of Ilford's largest open spaces and has a bowling green, two children's play areas and tennis courts.[2] Clayhall also has a small community library, operated by Vision RCL and a part of Redbridge Libraries. [3]



Despite its large population and area size, Clayhall has no direct London Underground or other rail link. The closest tube stations are Gants Hill, Barkingside, Fairlop, Hainault, Chigwell, South Woodford and Redbridge, which are all served by the Central line in a circumferential proximity of the district. The nearest railway station is Ilford, which is served by TfL Rail.

The area does, however, have a few London Bus routes.

Route Number Route Via Operator Operation
123   Ilford Hainault Street to Wood Green Bus Station Gants Hill  , Walthamstow, Tottenham, Turnpike Lane   Arriva London Daily. London Buses service. Times
128   Claybury Broadway to Romford Station   Barkingside, Gants Hill  , Ilford station  Arriva London Daily. London Buses service. Times
169   Barking Town Center     to Clayhall The Glade Ilford  , Newbury Park, Barkingside   Stagecoach London Daily. London Buses service. Times
179   Chingford   to Ilford Hainault Street Woodford Green, South Woodford  , Gants Hill   Stagecoach London Daily. London Buses service. Times
462   Ilford to Hainault Barkingside Go-Ahead London Daily. London Buses service. Times[permanent dead link]
679   Goodmayes to Woodford Wells Ilford, Gants Hill, South Woodford Go-Ahead London School Days. London Buses service. Times


  • "Redbridge Prints, Scenes from the 18th and 19th Centuries with Historical Notes", London Borough of Redbridge Libraries Department, publication year unavailable.
  1. ^ "Redbridge Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
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