Wennington, London

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Template:Infobox UK place Wennington is a small village and former civil parish in the London Borough of Havering on the outskirts of east London, within the Metropolitan Green Belt. It is situated Template:Convert east of Charing Cross.

History

Wennington (parish) population
1881 196
1891 310
1901 360
1911 364
1921 432
1931 359
1941 war #
1951 320
# no census was held due to war
source: UK census<ref name=vob_pop>Template:Cite vob</ref>

The Wennington parish formed part of Romford Rural District from 1894 to 1934. During this period the parish council was a Wennington Parish Council. Following a county review order in 1934 it became part of Hornchurch Urban District and the parish council was abolished. Hornchurch Urban District was abolished in 1965, and with it Wennington became part of the London Borough of Havering in Greater London.

Government

Wennington forms part of the Rainham and Wennington ward of Havering.

Geography

It lies at a junction on the A13 road south east of Rainham and Wennington Road. It consists of mostly scattered houses and the Wennington Hall farmhouse. The village has a population of around 300.

Wennington is located at the eastern end of the London Riverside section of the Thames Gateway redevelopment zone and is planned to be the site of the London Riverside Conservation Park.

Nearest places

  • Rainham
  • Erith
  • Aveley
  • Purfleet

Transport

Nearest stations

  • Rainham railway station
  • Purfleet railway station

Culture and community

Wennington also has its own Football Team, Wennington Rovers FC managed by J Smith after Craig Hosler retired and was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame. They play their home games at Spring Farm Park, Rainham.

References

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External links

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