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Redbridge is a well-connected suburban location in north Ilford, situated at the junction of the Eastern Avenue and the North Circular Road.
Redbridge is a district of Ilford, located within the larger London Borough of Redbridge, with which it should not be confused.
There have been at least four bridges across the River Roding here. The earliest, known as Hockley’s Bridge after a medieval landowner, was standing in the 16th century. A red-brick bridge was built in 1642 and survived for two centuries, after which an iron bridge was erected in its place.
Red-brick terraced houses, now mostly pebble-dashed, were built here at the beginning of the 20th century using materials from the Ilford brickfields. Another spate of housebuilding followed the arrival of the Eastern Avenue in the mid-1920s, when the iron bridge was replaced by the present crossing.
Redbridge is a great place to raise your family, you have got excellent schools, green spaces and parks, great rail networks and easy access to the A406 and A12. It is very family orientated and it is the people who make Redbridge such a satisfactory place to live, There is a lot going on. The people who live here have a good approach to life and encourage their families to move close by, which fosters a real sense of community. Whilst Redbridge doesn’t feel like London it is still easy to get to the city centre.
Redbridge station opened in 1947 on a new section of the Circle line, with platforms just 26 feet below road level. The arrival of the tube could have prompted further building beside the river but the land was protected from development.
In 1965 the newly created London Borough of Redbridge united the borough of Wanstead and Woodford with the borough of Ilford. The two had formerly been separated by the River Roding and the new borough’s name was chosen because the bridge symbolised their connection.
Wanstead Park’s 140 acres of woodland are grade II listed and has been managed by the City of London Corporation since 1881. Although situated within the Redbridge, it is not owned by Redbridge Council. Part of Epping Forest and formerly the site of the historical Wanstead House, Wanstead Park retains a small number of original remains from the impressive 18th century mansion.
Valentines Park is our premiere award winning park. It has been given a Green Flag Award. The park was originally the parkland to Valentines Mansion and Gardens. The multi-use games area installation was part funded by the Football Foundation and the Council’s Olympic Legacy Fund.
Schools in Redbridge fall under the Redbridge Local Education Authority.
Redbridge Primary School has received the outstanding rating from Ofsted. Highlands Primary School also has an Outstanding rating. Cranbrook Primary School is rated Good.
Beehive Preparatory School is an Independent School No Rating Available