The locality of Cranbrook is situated in South Ilford in the London Borough of Redbridge. It has been involved completely in the Metropolitan sprawl choose to which forms the region of the Ilford rail line station. The name was first used in 1233 and was called Cranebroc. Additionally, the place is also named after the river Roding, the Cran Brook. The population of Cranbrook is 12,780 according to the census ward of 2011.