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Wanstead, Redbridge

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Wanstead, Redbridge

Wanstead is a suburban area in the London Borough of Redbridge, North-East London. The main road going through Wanstead is the A12. The name is from the Anglo-Saxon words w├Žnn and stede, meaning "settlement on a small hill". The town has a largely suburban feel, containing open grasslands such as Wanstead Flats, and the woodland of Wanstead Park.
Post townLONDON
Administrative CountyRedbridge
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTQ4088
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020

Other names by which Wanstead, Redbridge has been known in the past

Wansted ~ Wenesteda

Wanstead, Redbridge in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Wanstead, town and par., Essex - par. (partly in town of Leyton), 2002 ac. (51 water), pop. 9414; town, 1½ mile NW. of Ilford and 7 miles NE. of London, 1072 ac., pop. 5362. Wanstead is a local government dist., and contains many fine residences.

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