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Stratford, Newham

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Stratford, Newham

Stratford is a district in East London, England, in the London Borough of Newham. It is located 6 miles east northeast of Charing Cross and is one of the major centres identified in the London Plan. It was historically an agrarian settlement in the ancient parish of West Ham in the county of Essex, which transformed into an industrial suburb following the introduction of the railway in 1839.
Post townLONDON
Administrative CountyNewham
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTQ3884
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020

Stratford, Newham in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Stratford.-- town (ry. stations Stratford and Stratford Market), West Ham par., Essex, 3½ m. NE. of Liverpool Street sta., London, and within the parl. limits of West Ham, pop. 36,455. Stratford is situated on the navigable river Lea (here crossed by a bridge leading to Bow), and on the fork of the railway which proceeds in two lines to Cambridge and Colchester. It has remains of a Cistercian abbey founded in 1135, a fine town hall (1868), extensive works in connection with the Great Eastern Railway, chemical works, and other industrial establishments.

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