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Collier Row
OS grid reference TQ505905
• Charing Cross 14.1 mi (22.7 km) W
London borough
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ROMFORD
Postcode district RM5
Dialling code 01708
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament
  • Romford
London Assembly
  • Havering and Redbridge
List of places
UK
England
LondonCoordinates: 51°35′35″N 0°10′25″E / 51.5931°N 0.1736°E / 51.5931; 0.1736

Collier Row is a district in the London Borough of Havering, in northeast London. It is a suburban development north of Romford, located 14 miles (22.5 km) northeast of Charing Cross.

The area is based on a large housing estate built during the 1930s as part of the inter-war London housing expansion, with shopping facilities around a central crossroads. Its name originates from charcoal burners who used to occupy the area.

Remains of Roman settlement have been uncovered in the area.

Collier Row was formerly part of the county of Essex, until the formation of Greater London in 1965. At the 2011 Census the population was included in Romford.

Transport and locale

The area is not connected to the London Underground or National Rail networks, however Hainault tube station, Newbury Park tube station (Central Line) and Romford railway station are nearby. Transport for London bus routes 175, 247, 252, 294, 365 and 375 and commercial route 575 from Epping to Romford and Lakeside serve the local area, and it is planned that a future extension of the East London Transit could serve the area.

The A12 (Eastern Avenue), which runs through Collier Row at its southern end, leads to London and the east coast of Essex, and crosses the M25 on its eastern section.

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