ROMFORD, a market town in the Romford parliamentary division of Essex, England; on the small river Rom, which flows into the Thames; 122 m.
The fact that Romford (Rumford, Rompford) lies on the high road between Colchester and London has determined its history.
Bronze implements have been found here, but no notice of Romford occurs till the 12th century.
But the corporation which is mentioned in medieval records is not that of the town of Romford, but of the liberty of Havering.
Romford has only had a separate constitution since a local board of health was formed in 1894, under the act of 1875, after the abolition of the liberty in 1892.
In the middle ages Romford was rather a meetingplace for merchants than an industrial centre.
Extending to Romford, Enfield, Harrow, &c., north of the Thames, and to Dartford Reigate, Epsom, &c., south of it.
WANSTEAD, an urban district in the Romford parliamentary division of Essex, England, forming a residential suburb of London, on a branch of the Great Eastern railway, 8 m.