Chingford Town was known as Cingefort or Shingly Ford. Chingford Town has a church called All Saints’ Church located in Chingford Mount that goes back to the 12th century. Pole Hill Obelisk in Chingford Town was used as a marker for true north and on the meridian line but later was found to be.19 feet west of the line. Chingford Town is serviced by Chingford railway station.