Buckhurst Hill is an affluent suburban town in the Epping Forest district of Essex . Positioned adjacent to the northern border of Greater London, it is a part of the Greater London Urban Area. It is to the west of Essex, roughly 10 miles (17 km) northeast of Charing Cross and close to the border with the London Borough of Redbridge. Parts of Epping Forest are in Buckhurst Hill intermingled with residential areas. The nearest areas are Chigwell, Chingford, Loughton and Woodford. As per the 2011 Census, the town features a permanent resident population of about 11,400 inhabitants. The first record of Buckhurst Hill is in 1135, when reference was made to 'La Bocherste', becoming in later years 'Bucket Hill', originally describing a hill covered with beech trees. It sat in Epping Forest and consisted of only some scattered homes along the old road from Woodford to Loughton. Before the construction of the railways, Buckhurst Hill was on the stage coach route in between London and Cambridge, Norwich, Bury St Edmunds and Dunmow. Traditionally it was a part of the parish of Chigwell; there was no road connecting the 2 communities and in order to get to church, residents had to cross the River Roding at Woodford. The establishment of Buckhurst Hill Station in 1856 led to a rapid expansion in the population of the area, with approximately six hundred new houses being built near the station by 1871. The town is also home to Buckhurst Hill Football Club and Buckhurst Hill Cricket Club. For all of your house improvement jobs, make sure that you employ vetted experts in Buckhurst Hill to ensure that you get a great quality service .