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Hainault, Redbridge

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Hainault, Redbridge

Hainault is an area in the London Borough of Redbridge in north east London. It is a suburban development located 12.2 miles north east of Charing Cross. The area is split between the Chigwell and Ilford post towns in the IG postcode area. The area is part of the Metropolitan Green Belt and the suburb of Hainault is bordered on the east by Hainault Forest Country Park, by open land to the north and the boundary with the Epping Forest district of Essex.
Post townIlford, Chigwell
Administrative CountyRedbridge
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTQ4591
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020

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

Hainault Forest

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

Hainault Forest, ancient forest, S. Essex, lying SE. of Epping Forest and 3 miles NW. of Romford; contains the famous Fairlop oak, under which an annual fair was held for centuries.

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