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Apparently Chigwell means Cicca's well, Cicca being the Anglo-Saxon personal name of a prominent person who once lived there. Folk etymology has sought to derive the name from a lost kings well, supposed to have been to the south east of the parish near the border of what is now the London Borough of Redbridge.
There were several medicinal springs in Chigwell Row according to a book History on the mineral waters and medicinal springs of the county of Essex. The proposal by an 18th century local historian that the well element in the name derives from Anglo-Saxon weald, meaning forest, indicating Chigwell's location in a royal piece of land attached to a manor, rather than Anglo-Saxon wielle, meaning well.
From 1933 to 1958 there was an RAF presence located at Roding Valley Meadows. It served first to provide barrage balloon protection during World War II and was involved in the rollout of Britain's coastal nuclear early warning system during the Cold War. In 1953 it briefly housed the RAF contingent taking part in the Coronation celebrations. Some of the RAF Chigwell site is now part of the Local Nature Reserve, Roding Valley Meadows.
Chigwell was traditionally a rural farming community, but is now largely suburban; Chigwell did get a mention in the Domesday Book. Chigwell is also referred to by Charles Dickens in his novel Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty; the Maypole Inn is based on the King's Head inn, though the name was taken from the Maypole public house in Chigwell Row. It is likely Dickens was aware of both hostelries, since he frequently visited Chigwell, which he described in a letter to John Forster as "the greatest place in the world ... Such a delicious old inn opposite the churchyard ... such beautiful forest scenery ... such an out of the way rural place ..."
Any TV buffs will remember that Chigwell was the setting for the popular sit com series Birds of a Feather. It portrayed a rather affluent lifestyle, attained by some rather shady dealings by the husbands of two of the shows main characters.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club had its training facilities in Chigwell until May 2012, when it moved to a new facility in Enfield, northeast London. However, the club still runs training sessions for local youth on the Limes Farm estate through the summer months. Many past and present players and staff have homes in the area. Leyton Orient Football Club also has a training ground in Chigwell, adjacent to Chigwell School's fields.
A David Lloyd Leisure Centre, situated off Roding Road by the M11 motorway, contains indoor and outdoor tennis courts, swimming pools and gymnasium. Also in the area are a Holmes Place Health Club, Topgolf playing Centre and Chigwell Golf Club. Chigwell Cricket Club is based at the Old Chigwellians Club in Roding Lane. Chigwell also plays host to the Old Loughtonians Hockey Club.
There are two pubs, the King William IV and the Two Brewers that serve refreshments to Chigwell locals and visitors alike.
Ye Olde King's Head, which was operated as a pub until 2011, as mentioned above, it is said to be the Maypole Inn in Dickens' Barnaby Rudge. The building was subsequently sold to local resident Lord Alan Sugar's property company Amsprop which now leases the Grade I Listed building to the Sheesh Turkish restaurant.
Until their closure in 2002, Chigwell had night clubs, known collectively as the Epping Forest Country Club. There is a Local Nature Reserve at Roding Valley Meadows off Roding Lane which follows the River Roding up to Loughton.
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Splashbacks of Distinction is the trading name of RDC Glass Ltd