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Charles Dickens described Chigwell Chigwell Church & Inn, J P Andre 1837
as "the greatest place on earth" and
used the King's Head pub as a model
for The Maypole in his novel Barnaby
Rudge. Chigwell stands on the route
of a Roman road that went from
London to Dunmow in Essex. The local
schools are Chigwell Community Primary
School, Chigwell Row Primary School and
Limes Farm Infant and Junior School.

For the Chigwell Resource Bank click here
For a more detailed history of Chigwell click here

This sketch of Chigwell showing the church and the King's Head pub was made by James Paul Andre in 1837.

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