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Leyton, Waltham Forest

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Leyton, Waltham Forest

Leyton is an area of east London and part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest, located 6.2 miles north-east of Charing Cross. It borders Walthamstow and Leytonstone in Waltham Forest, Stratford in the London Borough of Newham and Homerton and Lower Clapton in the London Borough of Hackney.
Post townLONDON
Administrative CountyWaltham Forest
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTQ3786
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020

Other names by which Leyton, Waltham Forest has been known in the past

Leighton Stone ~ Low Layton ~ Low Leyton

Leyton, Waltham Forest in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Leyton.-- town and par. with ry. sta., Essex, 1 mile N. of Stratford, and 5¼ miles NE. of Liverpool Street sta., London - par. (Low Leyton), 2370 ac., pop. 23,016; town (comprising Low Leyton par. and part of Wanstead par.), 2577 ac., pop. 27,068; P.O., T. O.; is an ancient place, and has yielded many relics of the Roman occupation. Many fine suburban residences are here. Leyton is a local government dist.

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