Chittys Lane, RM8

Road in/near Chadwell Heath, existing until now

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In Chittys Lane, the first houses of the Becontree Estate were built.

The Becontree Estate is named after the ancient Becontree Hundred, which historically covered the area.

Because of the lack of available land in the County of London, the Housing Act 1919 permitted the London County Council (LCC) to build housing and act as landlord outside of its territory. On 18 June 1919 the London County Council’s Standing Committee on the Housing of the Working Classes resolved to build 29,000 dwellings to accommodate 145,000 people within 5 years, of which 24,000 were to be at Becontree. Becontree was developed between 1921 and 1935 as a large cottage estate of around 26,000 homes, intended to be "homes fit for heroes" for World War I veterans.

Most of the land was at that time was market gardens, with occasional groups of cottages and some country lanes. It was compulsorily purchased. 4,000 houses had been completed by 1921. The early residents were able to pick rhubarb, peas and cabbages from the abandoned market gardens.

The very first houses completed, in Chittys Lane, are recognisable by a blue council plaque embedded in the wall. The construction was an enormous civil engineering project. A special railway was built especially for the building work. It connected the railway sidings at Goodmayes on the Great Eastern line and a wharf with a new 500 ft jetty, on the River Thames. Four steam cranes on the jetty could unload building material from seven barges at a time. The building of the estate took longer than anticipated. The LCC hoped to build 24,000 homes by 1924. They were only able to achieve 3,000 and the works were extended into three phases lasting until 1935.

Source: Becontree - Wikipedia



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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Al-Noor Primary School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Alamiyah School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 9.
All Saints Catholic School and Technology College:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Atam Academy:   Free schools (All through) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 18.
Barley Lane Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Chadwell Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Chadwell Childrens Centre Nursery:   This is a children’s centre.
Chadwell Heath Academy:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Chadwell Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Furze Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Furze Infants’ School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7.
Grove Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Henry Green Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Little Heath:   
Little Heath School:   Foundation special school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19.
Marks Gate Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Marks Gate Infants’ School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7.
Marks Gate Junior School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
Newbridge School:   Academy special converter which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 19.
Robert Clack School:   Community school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Roding Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Southwood Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Bede’s Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Chad:   
St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Thackeray Drive and All Saints Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
The St Teresa Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Warren School:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Valence House Museum:   
Valence Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Warren Junior School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
West Ham United Training Ground:   


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Becontree - Wikipedia
Edith’s Streets
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British History Online
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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