Located in Chingford, east London, England, Chingford Mount is a neighborhood of South Chingford. It is called Chingford Old Church because the hill leading north from the A112/A1009 crossroads to it is also located in that area (OS Grid Reference TQ373928). Merry Hill or Church Hill was the original name for this hill.
In the 1930’s, many buildings were constructed in a Art Deco style. It was damaged in the London Blitz in the early years of the Second World War and later demolished in 1972 for a supermarket.
In front of the Old Church is Chingford Mountain Cemetery located to the northwest of the shopping complex. The 4112 acre estate was built on the site where Caroline Mount’s house once stood. There are several members of the Kray family buried at the cemetery. War graves are located in Section F13 and contain 137 Commonwealth service personnel from World War I and 182 from World War II, although there are no headstones on the graves.
St Edmund’s Parish Church is located south of the commercial district. Constructed in 1939, its architect is N.F. Cachemaille-Day is one of about a dozen heritage buildings that are listed.
Normanshire Farm and Cherrydown Farm were located south and north of the crossroads respectively. This part of Chingford was mostly farmland until the 1850s. Prince Albert Inn is located at the crossroads in the second half of the nineteenth century. Though shops began to appear in Old Church Hill after the tramway joined the Albert Corner in 1904, cottages and houses continued to appear along Old Church Hill. Chingford Mount Road became known as Chingford Mount Road in 1923 when the boundary road between Waltham Forest and Chingford was renamed.
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