TQ4692 : The London LOOP passing from Greater London into Essex

taken 1 year ago, near to Hainault, Redbridge, Great Britain

The London LOOP passing from Greater London into Essex
The London LOOP passing from Greater London into Essex
Hainault Forest belonged to the Abbey of Barking until the Dissolution of the Monasteries. In a survey made for Henry VIIIth in 1544 its extent was given as some 3,000 acres. The vast royal hunting forest of Hainault Forest never found the determined defenders that Epping Forest had to save it. After Parliament gave its approval in 1858, over 100,000 forest trees were felled and the land was drained and fenced. However, the outrage at the destruction of Hainault led to the creation of conservation groups which successfully opposed a similar fate happening to Epping Forest.

In the end a total of 804 acres of land was bought for public use on 21st July 1906. Even so, Hainault Forest Country Park is just a surviving fragment of Hainault Forest. The Redbridge section of the park is being developed by Redbridge Council as a country park. The Essex section to the north is managed by the Woodland Trust, on behalf of its owners, Essex County Council.

This is the view of the London LOOP near Chigwell Row as it crosses a ride which separates the London Borough of Redbridge from Essex. The busy Romford Road is reached a little way ahead.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 19 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Paths  Boundary, Barrier  Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4691 9295 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:36.9727N 0:7.2314E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4695 9294
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Greater London Boundary  Country Park  London Loop 

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