Leyton (/ˈleɪtən/) is a district of east London and part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest, located 6.2 miles (10 km) north-east of Charing Cross in the United Kingdom.
The ecclesiastical district of All Saints was formed in 1886 out of Leyton and Walthamstow. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £289 with residence, in the gift of the Vicar of Leyton.
The parish contains also the post offices‡ of Leyton-Street, Low Leyton, and Lea-Bridge, under Leyton, London NE; includes the village and chapelry of Leytonstone; is sometimes called Low Leyton; and lies within the jurisdiction of the metropolitan police. Acres, 2,241. Real property, £23,289. Pop. in 1851,3,901; in 1861,4,794. Houses, 762.
The parish of Leyton formed part of the West Ham Poor law union. In 1894 it became part of the Leyton Urban District, which was incorporated in 1926 as the Municipal Borough of Leyton. Leytonstone became part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest in 1965 upon the creation of Greater London. The area is part of the Leyton and Wanstead constituency.
On the high ground near the river Lea, on the left of the road, is pleasantly situated the village of Low Leyton, which is chiefly inhabited by genteel families, and is agreeably embosomed in trees.
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Francois GERNAT b. 24 Feb 1881 Leyton, Essex, England d. 30 Aug 1951 Southend On Sea, Essex, England: HOW Family Tree
Leyton was a local government district in southwest Essex, England, from 1873 to 1965. It included the neighbourhoods of Leyton, Leytonstone and Cann Hall. It was suburban to London, forming part of the London postal district and Metropolitan Police District.
Leyton side of the “Slip” and therefore still rateable to Leyton Parish. The. “Walthamstow Slip” was transferred to the Leyton Local Board in three stages, the. first being in 1873 and the final stage was in 1885.
Woodford set up a parish workhouse in 1723, while Leyton established one on Church Road in 1742 (Hitchcock, 1985). Leyton parish workhouse, 1742. A parliamentary report of 1777 recorded parish workhouses in operation at West Ham (for up to 155 inmates), Leyton (30), and Walthamstow (50).