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Forest School Including Main Block and Extensions

A Grade II Listed Building in Wood Street, London

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Latitude: 51.5856 / 51°35'8"N

Longitude: 0.0093 / 0°0'33"E

OS Eastings: 539305

OS Northings: 189326

OS Grid: TQ393893

Mapcode National: GBR LN.M24

Mapcode Global: VHHN4.3DSV

Plus Code: 9F32H2P5+6P

Entry Name: Forest School Including Main Block and Extensions

Listing Date: 19 October 1951

Last Amended: 24 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1293634

English Heritage Legacy ID: 206865

Location: Wood Street, Waltham Forest, London, E17

County: London

District: Waltham Forest

Electoral Ward/Division: Wood Street

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Waltham Forest

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Walthamstow St Peter-in-the-Forest

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Walthamstow E17
(north side)
Forest School including main
19.10.51 block and extensions
(Formerly listed as Forest
School (original house)


School, formerly terrace of houses. Mid C18, with later C18 and C19 additions.
Main block of plain brick; pitched tiled roof to parapet. 2 storeys plus dormers;
5 bays, centre 3 set forward with pediment above first floor containing thermal
window, projecting central Doric, open pedimented porch with inset round-headed
entrance. Square gauged headed windows, sashes, glazing bars. Console cornice
above first floor. Attached blocks to left and right also C18, to left of 7 bays;
to right of 3 bays with pedimented doorcase and dormer in form of Serlian window.
Further extension to right including 2 storey, 4 bay block probably circa early C19
with full height canted bay window, flush framed sashes and glazing bars; also
taller 3 storey, 3 bay block of 1886, by Richard Creed with giant pilasters, which
forms front facade to 2 storey dining room wing at right angles, also by Creed,
in the Perpendicular style. Original house with original panelling to entrance
wall and rooms to either side, date C18, circular staircase; C18 fireplaces.
Library lined with C17 panelling from chapel of Jesus College Oxford, and with
panels of Medieval glass from Howden Church Yorkshire to one window light. Wardens
drawing room with Soanesque decorations, shallow plaster vault and apsidal

Listing NGR: TQ3930589326

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