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Wanstead War Memorial Green and Tarzy Wood Redbridge

Summary

Wanstead War Memorial is on a triangular site that is adjacent to Wanstead War Memorial Wood, a small detached fragment of Epping Forest, locally known as Tarzy Wood. The memorial was designed by N A Trent and depicts a bronze winged figure of victory holding a palm. It was unveiled by Sir James Roll c.1930, dedicated to people from Wanstead who died fighting in WWI and a plaque now commemorates the dead of both world wars. In 2007 a plaque was unveiled on Remembrance Day, dedicated to the memory of a Redbridge Marine who died in Afghanistan. Wanstead War Memorial Wood to the north west is a small fragment of woodland of Epping Forest and contains mainly pedunculate oak and hornbeam.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Epping Forest; Tarzy Wood

Site location:
New Wanstead Road/High Street/Fitzgerald Road/Wellington Passage, Wanstead

Postcode:
E11

Type of site:
Public Gardens

Date(s):

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
LBII: War Memorial

Borough:
Redbridge

Site ownership:
City of London Corporation

Site management:
Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure Ltd

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Tube: Snaresbrook (Central). Bus: 66, 101, 145, 308, W12, W13, W14.

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Citymapper

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/08/2010
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.redbridge.gov.uk; www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ402886

Size in hectares:

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
No

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No

In Conservation Area:
Yes

Conservation Area name:
Wanstead Village

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
Yes - (Woodland) Borough Importance II

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
Heritage Land

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