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Woodford County High School

A Grade II Listed Building in Hale End and Highams Park, Waltham Forest

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Latitude: 51.6075 / 51°36'27"N

Longitude: 0.0186 / 0°1'6"E

OS Eastings: 539878

OS Northings: 191783

OS Grid: TQ398917

Mapcode National: GBR LM.9CZ

Mapcode Global: VHHMY.8VPK

Plus Code: 9F32J259+2C

Entry Name: Woodford County High School

Listing Date: 19 October 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1191027

English Heritage Legacy ID: 206895

Location: Hale End and Highams Park, Waltham Forest, London, IG8

County: Waltham Forest

Electoral Ward/Division: Hale End and Highams Park

Built-Up Area: Waltham Forest

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Woodford Wells All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

Tagged with: Grammar school Community school Secondary school Girls' school

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Woodford Green


TQ 39 SE

Woodford Green (west side),
Woodford County High School (formerly Highams)



School, formerly substantial house. 1768. By William Newton. Painted stucco.
Roof not visible. 2 storeys plus basement and attic to centre block. 5 bays
to centre block; 4-bay wings, outer 2 bays of each set forward slightly beneath
pediments. Centre 3 bays of centre block also slightly set forward, with giant
Ionic pilasters rising through ground and first floors. Projecting central sand-
stone porch with pedimented entrance. Square-headed sashed windows retaining
glazing bars. Round-headed windows to ground floor of wings. Rich dentil cornice
above first floor. Subsidiary cornice to attics; balustraded parapet. Central
polygonal lantern to roof with console cornice and low hipped roof. Interior
retains fine stone staircase with wrought-iron balustrade and 'S' fluted band
to well at floor level, etc. Venetian staircase window formerly with half column
ornament removed after war damage. The house was originally known as Highams
Park. It had extensive grounds which included the present public open space called
Highams Park. A red Book prepared by Humphry Repton for the layout of the park
is preserved at Brottenham Hall, Norfolk.

Listing NGR: TQ3987891783

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