Havering Town Hall on Main Road
|Romford shown within Greater London|
|OS grid reference|
|• Charing Cross||14.1 mi (22.7 km) SW|
|Ceremonial county||Greater London|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Romford is a town in the east London Borough of Havering, England. It was first recorded as a town in 1153 in the Red Book of the Exchequer. The name "Romford" means "wide ford". The stream that flows through it was only later called "the Rom River" after the town.
In medieval times, this town was granted the right to have the only market for 6 2/3 miles around. This rule was used in the 1990s to stop a nearby suburb, Ilford, from opening a market nearby.[source?]. Romford had a brewery which now is an entertainment venue.
References[change | change source]
- Six wards make up the Romford and North Romford area committees as well as Gidea Park http://www.ukcensusdata.com/havering-e09000016