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Leyton
Leyton
(/ˈleɪtən/) is a district of east London[2] and part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest, located 6.2 miles (10 km) north-east of Charing Cross
Charing Cross
in the United Kingdom. It borders Walthamstow
Walthamstow
and Leytonstone
Leytonstone
in Waltham Forest, Stratford in the London Borough of Newham and Homerton
Homerton
and Lower Clapton
Lower Clapton
in the London Borough of Hackney. The district includes part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which hosted the 2012 Olympic Games, as well as Leyton
Leyton
Orient Football Club, although it is predominantly residential. It consists mainly of terraced houses built between 1870 and 1910, interspersed with some modern housing estates.[3]

Contents

1 History and features

1.1 Geography 1.2 History 1.3 Demography 1.4 Facilities 1.5 Housing 1.6 Sports

2 Education 3 Wards and areas 4 Transport 5 Notable people 6 Filming locations 7 Transport and locale

7.1 Nearest London Underground
London Underground
stations 7.2 Nearest London Overground
London Overground
stations 7.3 Nearest National Rail
National Rail
stations 7.4 Nearest places

8 Sports clubs 9 References 10 External links

History and features[edit] Geography[edit]

View of A12 from opposite Leyton
Leyton
Underground station

Leyton
Leyton
is in the Lower Lea Valley, the river forming its western boundary. The area rises from low-lying marshland along the Lea to over 90 feet at Whipps Cross
Whipps Cross
on the southern edge of Epping Forest. Leyton
Leyton
is partially bisected by the A12 (M11 link road), with most of the district lying on the north-west side of this busy traffic artery through east London. The High Road Leyton
Leyton
bridge crossing the A12 offers some of the best views in London of the Olympic Park, which also borders the district, as well as of skyscrapers further west. It borders Walthamstow
Walthamstow
along Lea Bridge
Lea Bridge
Road and areas of the London Borough of Hackney
London Borough of Hackney
via the River Lea. History[edit]

Leyton
Leyton
Town Hall

Paleolithic
Paleolithic
implements and fossil bones show that early man hunted in Leyton. A Roman cemetery and the foundations of a Roman villa
Roman villa
have been found here. From Anglo-Saxon
Anglo-Saxon
times, Leyton
Leyton
has been part of the County of Essex. The name means "settlement (tun) on the River Lea" and was also known until 1921 as "Low Leyton".[3] In the Domesday Book, the name is rendered as Leintun. at which time the population was 43.

Leyton
Leyton
Parish Church

The ancient parish church of St Mary the Virgin was largely rebuilt in the 17th Century.[4] The parish of Leyton
Leyton
also included Leytonstone. The old civil parish was formed into an Urban District within Essex
Essex
in 1894 and it gained the status of Municipal Borough in 1926. The parish and urban district were officially known as Low Leyton
Leyton
until 1921.[5] In 1965, the Municipal Borough of Leyton
Municipal Borough of Leyton
was abolished and was combined with that of Walthamstow
Walthamstow
and Chingford
Chingford
to form the London Borough of Waltham Forest, within the new county of Greater London.[6] Although Leyton
Leyton
did not become officially part of London until 1965, the borough formed part of London's built-up area and had been part of the London postal district
London postal district
since its inception in 1856 and the Metropolitan Police District
Metropolitan Police District
since 1839.

Gates to London Master Bakers' Benevolent Institution almshouses

The main route through the town is the High Road, which forms part of the ancient route to Waltham Abbey. At the top end of the High Road is a crossroads with Lea Bridge
Lea Bridge
Road and Hoe Street. This junction and the surrounding district is known as Bakers Arms, named after the public house which has now closed down. The pub was named in honour of the almshouses on Lea Bridge
Lea Bridge
Road built in 1857 by the London Master Bakers' Benevolent Institution. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Leyton
Leyton
was a "pretty retiring place from London" for wealthy merchants and bankers; in 1766 there were said to be 50 or 60 gentlemen with houses in the parish. Leyton's development from an agricultural community to an industrial and residential suburb was given impetus by the arrival of the railway.[3] First at Lea Bridge Station
Lea Bridge Station
in 1840, then at Low Leyton
Leyton
in 1856 (now Leyton
Leyton
Underground).[7] Finally Leyton
Leyton
Midland Road opened in 1894, after an elevated line had been built on brick arches across the already developed streets.[8] However, not all the green spaces were lost, 200 acres (81 ha) of Epping Forest
Epping Forest
within Leyton's borders were preserved by the Epping Forest
Epping Forest
Act 1878. In 1897 Leyton
Leyton
Urban District Council purchased the land for a formal park close to the town hall; it opened in 1903 as Coronation Gardens, named after the coronation of King Edward VII.[9] In 1905, the "Lammas land", common pasture land on Leyton
Leyton
Marshes, was purchased by the council for use as a recreation ground.[7] In World War I, about 1,300 houses were damaged by Zeppelin
Zeppelin
raids.[3] By the 1920s, it had become a built-up and thriving urban industrial area known for manufacturing neckties and for its Thermos factory. During the Blitz of World War II, Leyton
Leyton
suffered as a target because of its proximity to the London Docks
London Docks
and Temple Mills
Temple Mills
rail yard. The yard (named after an ancient mill owned by the Knights Templar[4]) is now reduced in size as part of it has become a retail park 'Leyton Mills', whilst the rest has been renovated to serve as a depot for high-speed Eurostar
Eurostar
trains. After World War Two, Leyton
Leyton
suffered from large-scale industrial decline in the second half of the 20th century.[10] But, like much of east London, Leyton, which also borders the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, has benefited from significant regeneration projects over the past decade. Parks have been spruced up, some new small parks and gardens created and several tower blocks have been demolished.The millennium was marked with a clock tower in the Lea Bridge
Lea Bridge
Rd area and a major piece of street art at Baker's Arms. And, most recently, in the build-up to the Olympics, Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest
Borough Council spent £475,000[11] restoring 41 shopfronts on the part of Leyton
Leyton
High Road closest to the 2012 London Olympic Games
2012 London Olympic Games
site. The Olympics authority also funded the smartening up of pavements and street furniture. Demography[edit] Leyton, which comprises three electoral wards with a total population of 42,061, is a diverse district. Between 61 and 69 percent of its residents are either Black, Asian or from an ethnic minority, according to the London Borough of Waltham Forest
London Borough of Waltham Forest
profile reports for the Leyton
Leyton
(ward),[12] Grove Green[13] and Lea Bridge
Lea Bridge
(ward)[14] wards. This compares to 55.1% in the Borough as a whole, according to the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Census 2011. Within these groups, there are many people whose origins are from Russia, North Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Jamaica, Ireland, Portugal, Cyprus, Italy
Italy
and newer arrivals from South Africa, Bosnia, Serbia
Serbia
and Poland. Already, more than half the population is under the age of 30, according to the most recent census. It is also highly multi-cultural, with just 34% of the population recorded as White British, the lowest in Waltham Forest. Once a more traditional, working class district, it has become much more gentrified and expensive in recent years. A number of articles have referenced the large numbers of young professionals and other university-educated people moving into Leyton, and its subsequent gentrification and location as a current 'hot spot' to buy in. The area was referenced in the July 2015 edition of Vogue (magazine), which said "all eyes are on Leyton
Leyton
and Stratford [right now]". More widely in Waltham Forest, the borough has benefited from the influx of those who cannot afford higher house prices and rents in neighbouring Hackney as well as areas such as Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
and Bow in the nearby London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Related to this, Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest
has been one of the fastest rising boroughs in terms of house prices since 2013. Facilities[edit]

Coronation Gardens

The New Spitalfields Market, relocated in 1991 from the Old Spitalfields market, is the UK's leading horticultural market specialising in exotic fruit and vegetables. There are two main shopping areas in the district, located at opposite ends of the High Road. There is a large retail park at Leyton
Leyton
Mills, next to the station. This has a large, 24-hour Asda
Asda
store, a B&Q store and a selection of furniture and electrical stores.[15] At the north end of the town, Baker's Arms has a more traditional selection of shops lining Lea Bridge
Lea Bridge
Road and the High Road, including a branch of Tesco. There are numerous pubs and bars situated on or near the High Road. These include the King William IV pub, home of Brodie's Brewery, a maker of craft beers and ales, the popular Antic-owned Leyton Technical pub, the Northcote Arms, the recently opened Leyton
Leyton
Star situated at the other side of Leyton station
Leyton station
and the also recently opened Pepper's Ghost pub near to Leyton
Leyton
leisure centre. There are also several other drinking establishments on Lea Bridge
Lea Bridge
Road. The newly built local police station is at Boreham Close near Leyton Midland Road station. It moved from Francis Road in December 2012. Restaurants reflect the diversity of Leyton's population, with cuisines on offer including Turkish, Portuguese, Polish, Indian, Mauritian, Somali and Cypriot. There are also several fast-food takeaway shops, cafes and bakeries.

Leyton
Leyton
Library

Leyton
Leyton
lies on the eastern side of the Hackney Marshes, one of the largest areas of open land in London. A bridge to the marshes crosses the Orient Way road and railway tracks from Leyton
Leyton
Jubilee Park, which was created as a merger of two previously separate playing fields to mark the 60th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

Coronation Gardens

A major focal point in the centre of Leyton
Leyton
is Coronation Gardens, a park built in 1902 to commemorate the coronation that year of King Edward VII. It includes a fountain, landscaped gardens, a bandstand and a children's maze. On the High Road, near the site of the Bakers Arms, there is also a municipal gym and Leyton
Leyton
Leisure Centre swimming pool, which was formerly called the Leyton
Leyton
Leisure Lagoon and was reopened in October 2013 following a period of renovation. There are two public libraries in Leyton. One on the High Road next door to the former Town Hall, and the other on Lea Bridge
Lea Bridge
Road which has been recently modernised to offer extensive computer facilities. The London Borough of Waltham Forest
London Borough of Waltham Forest
also operates Brooks Farm, a city farm in Skelton Lane Park, near Leyton
Leyton
Midland Road station. It is free to visitors and the livestock include pigs, sheep, cows, horses and llamas. Housing[edit]

Modern flats built at Brisbane Road
Brisbane Road
stadium

Traditional Victorian terraces, which make up the majority of homes in Leyton

Large scale redevelopment and inner city regeneration has been underway in Leyton
Leyton
for many years, as is also the case in the neighbouring areas of Hackney, Bow, Clapton and Stratford. Leyton's skyline is comparatively low-rise compared to other districts of east London. High-rise estates once dominated the horizon, but the towers were unpopular with many residents and considered to be poorly constructed. The Oliver Close Estate and the Cathall Road estate were the first to be completely redeveloped by demolition and rebuilding with the help of the multimillion-pound Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest
Housing Action Trust scheme during the early 2000s. The redevelopment of the problematic Avenue Road Estate followed. Demolition of the last large high-rise estate in the area, the Beaumont Road
Beaumont Road
Estate, began in 2006. It has since been almost completely redeveloped. Indeed, the only remaining 20-storey tower block left in Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest
- from a 1970s peak of 20 across the borough - is the Northwood Tower in Walthamstow.

The Leyton
Leyton
Grange estate, one of the few grey, 1960s-built estates left in Leyton

A typical row of terraced houses on Brewster Road

However, smaller 1960s-built blocks, such the 10-storey Slade Tower in the Leyton
Leyton
Grange estate, still dot the area. A host of modern apartment buildings have also been built since the late 1990s, notably the flats built at two ends of Leyton
Leyton
Orient Football Club's Brisbane Road
Brisbane Road
stadium. The majority of homes in the area, however, remain the Victorian and Edwardian terraces built between 1870 and 1910 during Leyton's phase of rapid development from what had been a small village at the beginning of the 1800s. These properties range in size from two- to seven-bedroom houses. As a result, the area is popular with families. Sports[edit]

Brisbane Road
Brisbane Road
stadium, the home of Leyton
Leyton
Orient Football Club

The town is the home to the football club, Leyton
Leyton
Orient F.C., viewed by many residents as one of the most important parts of Leyton's identity. Orient came to Brisbane Road, Leyton
Leyton
in 1936 from Clapton.[3] The stadium has recently been re-constructed and renamed the Matchroom Stadium. Although they reached the top flight of English football when promoted to the Football League First Division in 1962, Orient currently play in the National League.[16] Leyton
Leyton
Orient's future in the heart of Leyton
Leyton
is uncertain. In October 2011, Orient submitted a request to the Football League to move into and become tenants of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, following complaints over West Ham
West Ham
United being given a 99-year lease of the stadium. Orient claimed that the stadium was too close to their stadium, which they claimed would breach FA rules, and by extension, move the club into bankruptcy. There has also been talk of the club moving into the 15,000 seater Riverbank Arena. Leyton F.C.
Leyton F.C.
(between 1975 and 1992 called " Leyton
Leyton
Wingate") was founded in 1868, and until January 2011 played in the Isthmian League Division One North at the Leyton Stadium
Leyton Stadium
in Lea Bridge
Lea Bridge
Road.[17] Leyton
Leyton
FC amalgamated with Walthamstow
Walthamstow
Pennant FC, in 1995 and renamed as Leyton
Leyton
Pennant FC. In 1994, they changed their name again to Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest
FC.

Leyton
Leyton
Cricket Ground. Built in 1886, it was the headquarters of Essex County Cricket Club until 1933.

Leyton
Leyton
also has a cricket pitch and pavilion, which was the former home of Essex
Essex
County Cricket Club. In 1886, the team purchased Leyton Cricket Ground in the High Road, which became their headquarters until 1933;[3] however, they continued to play at Leyton
Leyton
until 1977. The pavilion (a Grade II listed building[18]) still stands today as part of Leyton
Leyton
Youth Centre. The Lee Valley Ice Centre
Lee Valley Ice Centre
is home to the Lea Valley Lions Ice Hockey Club who play in the English National Ice Hockey League.[19] Leyton
Leyton
borders the Olympic Park for the 2012 Olympic Games.[20] The training facilities at the Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest
Pool & Track were used by Olympians to prepare for the Games. Also in Leyton
Leyton
is the Lee Valley VeloPark, which has a 6,000-seat indoor velodrome for track cycling and a 6,000-seat outdoor BMX racing track. The Lee Valley Tennis and Hockey centres at Eton Manor are also due to open to the public in late 2013. The London Legacy Development Corporation claims this North Park area, the first section of the Olympic Park to reopen to the public after the 2012 Games, will "be a valuable area of open green space for the neighbouring communities" and "a place for jogging, kickabouts, children’s play and family picnics". Education[edit] Leyton
Leyton
has a number of secondary schools, including George Mitchell School, The Lammas School and Norlington School for Boys. There is also a college, Leyton
Leyton
Sixth Form College, which is the second sixth form college in Southern England
England
to get a licence,[21] and the best college in London for sport.[22] Wards and areas[edit]

Bakers Arms Leyton Lea Bridge Grove Green Temple Mills

Transport[edit] Leyton
Leyton
is on the Central line of London Underground, with the station located at the southern end of the High Road. Journey times to Liverpool Street station, Bank–Monument station
Bank–Monument station
and Oxford Circus station are 12, 14 and 20 minutes respectively, according to the Transport for London
Transport for London
website. There is a London Overground
London Overground
station at Midland Road on the Gospel Oak to Barking
Barking
line. The town is well-served by buses during the day and night, with 24-hour services running along the High Road and Lea Bridge
Lea Bridge
Road. Leyton station
Leyton station
is served by routes 20, 56, 58, 69, 97, 158, 230, 257, 357, W15, W16 and W19. In terms of night buses, the area is served by the routes on the N26, N55 and N205. It can also be reached by bus from Walthamstow
Walthamstow
Central tube station, which is a Victoria line
Victoria line
tube station and also provides a National Rail
National Rail
service to London Liverpool Street and Chingford. Central London
Central London
may be reached by bicycle from Lea Bridge
Lea Bridge
Road following the London Cycle Network Route 9 through Hackney and Shoreditch.[23] Notable people[edit]

Benik Afobe
Benik Afobe
(b. 1993) - Football Player for A.F.C. Bournemouth Peter Ashby – New wave musician and composer, born in Leyton
Leyton
1963 Harry Beck
Harry Beck
(1902–1974) – Creator of the London Underground
London Underground
Map William Bowyer (1699–1777) – Printer, buried in Leyton
Leyton
Parish Church Jack Cornwell
Jack Cornwell
VC – Born in Leyton
Leyton
in 1900, killed at the Battle of Jutland in 1916 William Cotton (1786–1866) – Banker, Governor of the Bank of England
England
1842–1845 Bobby Crush (b. 1954) – Pop pianist and actor Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden
(1975) - Heavy Metal Band Curtis Davies
Curtis Davies
(b. 1985) – Premiership footballer Charles Goring, 2nd Earl of Norwich (1615–1671) – Soldier and aristocrat, lived at Forest House and buried in Leyton
Leyton
Parish Church Sir Gilbert Heathcote (1652–1733) – Governor of the Bank of England
England
and Lord Mayor of London Sir Michael Hicks (1543–1612) – Courtier and politician, lord of the manor of Ruckholt Sir James Houblon
James Houblon
(1629–1700) – Merchant
Merchant
and Member of Parliament, lived at Forest House David Lewis (1682–1760) – Poet, buried in Leyton
Leyton
Parish Church John Lill - Musician (b.1944) CBE. Winner of International Tchaikovsky Competition 1970.[24] George Mitchell VC (1911–1944) – Soldier, killed in the Italian Campaign (World War II) Frank Muir (1920–1998) – Writer, television and radio personality John Henry Pepper
John Henry Pepper
(1821–1900) – Scientist and inventor, creator of Pepper's ghost, a famous stage illusion Sir Thomas Roe
Sir Thomas Roe
– English diplomat, born in Leyton
Leyton
in 1581 John Strype
John Strype
(1643–1737) – Historian and biographer, was curate and vicar of Leyton
Leyton
1669–1737 Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman
Nicholas Wiseman
(1802–1865) – The first Archbishop of Westminster, lived at Etloe House, Leyton, 1858–1864

Gunshot – British hip hop group Leyton Buzzards Punk rock
Punk rock
band of the late 1970s

Filming locations[edit]

Leyton
Leyton
Orient's Brisbane Road
Brisbane Road
Stadium has also been used as a filming location: for parts of the 1995 football hooligan movie I.D.; for the 2008 terrorist drama Incendiary; and for the 1967 train heist thriller Robbery. Leyton
Leyton
Fire Station, on Church Road, was used as a filming location for exterior shots of the fictional Blackwall Fire Station in the ITV drama London's Burning, which aired between 1988 and 2002.

Transport and locale[edit] Nearest London Underground
London Underground
stations[edit]

Leyton Leytonstone Stratford (also a Crossrail, DLR, London Overground
London Overground
and National Rail station) Walthamstow
Walthamstow
Central (also a London Overground
London Overground
station) Blackhorse Road (also a London Overground
London Overground
station)

Nearest London Overground
London Overground
stations[edit]

Leytonstone
Leytonstone
High Road railway station Leyton
Leyton
Midland Road railway station St James Street railway station Walthamstow
Walthamstow
Queens Road railway station

Nearest National Rail
National Rail
stations[edit]

Maryland railway station Forest Gate
Forest Gate
railway station Lea Bridge
Lea Bridge
railway station

Nearest places[edit]

Walthamstow Leytonstone Upper Clapton Lower Clapton Homerton Hackney Wick Hackney Marshes Bow Stratford Wanstead Snaresbrook

Sports clubs[edit]

Leyton
Leyton
Football Club Leyton
Leyton
Orient Football Club Lee Valley Lions

References[edit]

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- British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk.  ^ "Leyton: Introduction - British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk.  ^ "Leyton: Local government and public services - British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk.  ^ a b Weinreb, Ben (2008)The London Encyclopaedia, Macmillan London Limited ISBN 978-1-4050-4924-5 (p. 482) ^ "A Short History Of The Line". www.barking-gospeloak.org.uk/. Barking
Barking
- Gospel Oak Rail User Group. Retrieved 6 December 2013.  ^ "Coronation Gardens". www.londongardensonline.org.uk/. The London Parks & Gardens Trust. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2013.  ^ " Leyton
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- Hidden London". hidden-london.com.  ^ Kennedy, Maev (22 June 2012). "London Olympics 2012: Leyton
Leyton
'like a village again' after council makeover". The Guardian.  ^ http://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/Documents/2011%20Leyton%20ward%20profile.pdf ^ http://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/documents/ward-profile-grove-green-ward.pdf ^ http://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/documents/ward-profile-lea-bridge-ward.pdf ^ Group, Completely. " Leyton
Leyton
Mills Retail Park, London - Completely Retail". www.completelyretail.co.uk.  ^ http://www.leytonorient.com/page/History/0,,10439~121250,00.html Archived 23 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine. ^ " Leyton
Leyton
- Leyton
Leyton
Stadium". www.myfootygrounds.co.uk.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 May 2010. Retrieved 9 June 2010.  ^ " Lee Valley Lions – Home of the Lee Valley Lions Ice Hockey Team". www.leevalleylions.co.uk.  ^ "London 2012 Summer Olympics - results & video highlights". 6 June 2017. Archived from the original on 7 June 2010.  ^ Koscielak, Kasia. "News - Leyton
Leyton
Sixth Form achieves Investors in People Gold Award". www.londoncolleges.com.  ^ "College named best in London for sport". East London
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External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Leyton.

Wikisource
Wikisource
has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Leyton.

Leyton.Info Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest
Guardian (local newspaper) Council Tax for Leyton
Leyton
and Borough of Waltham Forest The Leyton
Leyton
War Memorial Project Archives relating to Leytonstone
Leytonstone
at The National Archives (United Kingdom) Images of Leyton
Leyton
at the English Heritage Archive

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