Hainault  Essex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hainault like this:

HAINAULT FOREST, an ancient forest in Essex; averagely 3½ miles NW of Romford. Here, at its south.nd, near Aldborough Hatch, stood the famous Fairlop oak, 36 feet in girth, and 300 feet in circumference of head. A great annual assemblage, or fair. was held unler that tree on the first Friday of July. The tree was partly destroyed by fire in 1805; and was finally overwhelmed by a storm in 1820. See EPPING.

Additional information about this locality is available for Chigwell

Hainault through time

Hainault is now part of Redbridge district. Click here for graphs and data of how Redbridge has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Hainault itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hainault, in Redbridge and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 16th September 2019

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