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Chestnuts House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hoe Street, London

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Latitude: 51.5781 / 51°34'41"N

Longitude: -0.0174 / 0°1'2"W

OS Eastings: 537479

OS Northings: 188447

OS Grid: TQ374884

Mapcode National: GBR KV.691

Mapcode Global: VHGQN.NL5K

Entry Name: Chestnuts House

Listing Date: 19 October 1951

Last Amended: 24 February 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1191062

English Heritage Legacy ID: 206902

Location: Waltham Forest, London, E17

County: London

District: Waltham Forest

Electoral Ward/Division: Hoe Street

Built-Up Area: Waltham Forest

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Walthamstow St Barnabas with St James the Great

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

Walthamstow, E17
2/12 (west side)
19.10.51 No 398(Chestnuts House)
(formerly listed as No 398,
Essex Technical College)


Substantial detached house. 1745-7 (dates to lead rainwater heads). Stock brick,
red dressings. Pitched tiled roof to parapet. 2 storeys and attic storey. To Hoe
Street 7 bays with further recessed bay to right and additional wing beyond. Centre
3 bays more closely spaced than others, and set forward slightly with pediment. Cen-
tral pedimented doorcase, early C19, stucco with Doric pilasters. Late C20 door.
Brick band between storeys; main cornice of rubbled brick above first floor; subsi-
diary cornice to attic. Segmental-headed windows, sashes, thick glazing bars. Blind
semicircular window above pediment to attic. Six-bay, 2-storey wing recessed to
right, with similar treatment and advanced stable wing attached to right of 3 bays
with blind relieving arches. Original plan form survives. Interior: Paved stair
hall; fine openwell staircase with turned balusters and stucco floral enrichment.
Original panelling and cornices survive throughout, moulded to main rooms and simpler
to servants' area, which also has dog-leg turned baluster staircase. Room to left of
entrance with rich Rococo ceiling.

Listing NGR: TQ3747988447

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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