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Manor Park is a residential area and district of the London Borough of Newham in east London, England. The area is bordered by Ilford to the east, Forest Gate to the west, Wanstead to the north, and East Ham to the south. Further west lies Stratford and the City of London, and further east lies Romford and the Essex boundary.

Manor Park
Manor Park is located in Greater London
Manor Park
Manor Park
Location within Greater London
Population15,318 (2011 Census Ward)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ425855
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLONDON
Postcode districtE12
Dialling code020
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51°33′01″N 0°03′22″E / 51.55033°N 0.056219°E / 51.55033; 0.056219Coordinates: 51°33′01″N 0°03′22″E / 51.55033°N 0.056219°E / 51.55033; 0.056219

Stratford and Ilford and East Ham in London. It is bordered by Forest Gate to the west, and further west lies Stratford, home to Statford City and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Manor Park was part of the County Borough of East Ham, Essex, until 1965, when the Greater London county was formed. The area postcode is E12 and it is part of London post town.

Romford Road, a stretch of the A118, runs for much of its length in both Newham and Redbridge, providing the main road route through Manor Park and linking the eastern districts with the city of London.

The main public transport link is Manor Park railway station, which the TFL Rail and also the pl rail 1 route. Trains to Liverpool Street station run every ten minutes. Nearby Woodgrange Park station is on the Barking to Gospel Oak line, which is part of London Overground. Both stations are in Travelcard Zone 3.

Round the corner from Manor Park railway station lies the Durham Road Conservation Zone, which is a small late-Victorian suburb. It was designated a Conservation Area in 1984 to retain its original charm and character. Additional planning controls were introduced in 1998 to protect and enhance its special character. The area, popularly referred to as Manor Park Village, was originally developed in the 1880s on farmland that formed part of the Gurney estate. It was built by one builder to an overall plan, with a limited range of house styles giving the area a distinctive character and unity. The developers, the Corbett family, built several suburban estates including the adjacent Woodgrange Estate in Forest Gate.

The Earl of Essex is a Grade II listed public house at 616 Romford Road.[2]

Manor Park's Itchycoo Park (officially Little Ilford Park) was made famous in a song by the Small Faces, whose lead singer Steve Marriott lived in the area.[3] Manor Park also has an amateur football team called A.C. Manor Park playing in the AFL.[clarification needed]

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Notable people associated with Manor ParkEdit

EducationEdit

 
The Earl of Essex
For details of education in Manor Park see the List of schools in the London Borough of Newham.

Community resourcesEdit

A number of council-run, charity-supported and independent community centres and education initiatives are active in the area:

  • The Froud Centre
  • Hathaway Community Centre (now closed)
  • Jack Cornwell Community Centre
  • London Tamil Sangam
  • Manor Park Community Centre
  • Manor Park Library
  • The Techshop, Studio E12 and TradeSkills E12
  • Trinity Community Centre

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Newham Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Earl of Essex public house (1357990)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.lyricsty.com/small-faces-itchycoo-park-lyrics.html
  4. ^ "Michael Blaney and Raymond Kelly honoured in Newry". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 7 December 2013.

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