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Christchurch Green Recreation Ground Redbridge
   
Summary: Christchurch Green Recreation Ground was formerly known as Spratthall Green. It surrounds Christ Church Wanstead, a small open parkland containing notable horse chestnuts, oak, ash, sycamore and sweet chestnut that possibly dated from the C17th/18th. It was laid out c.1900, a flat grassed area with a network of diagonal intersecting tarmaced paths, predominantly flanked by horse chestnut, with some planting of evergreens.
Christ Church Green, with church on right, c.1920s. The old brick wall on the left is the boundary of No.2 Wanstead Place. Courtesy Redbridge Local Studies & Archives.
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Previous / Other name: Spratthall Green
Site location: Wanstead Place/Spratt Hall Road/High Street
Postcode: E11 > Google Map
Type of site: Public Park
Date(s): c.1900
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
Borough: Redbridge
Site ownership: LB Redbridge
Site management: Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure Ltd
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities: Children's play area
Events:
Public transport: Tube: Wanstead / Snaresbrook (Central). Bus: 66, 101, 145, 308, W13, W14.
Christ Church Green, with church on right, c.1920s. The old brick wall on the left is the boundary of No.2 Wanstead Place. Courtesy Redbridge Local Studies & Archives.
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The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/09/2010
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.redbridge.gov.uk

Fuller information:

Christchurch Green Recreation Ground formerly known as Spratthall Green, surrounds Christ Church Wanstead (q.v.) and is a small open parkland containing notable horse chestnuts, oak, ash, sweet chestnut (possibly dating from the C17th/18th) and sycamore, which was laid out c.1900. It is a flat grassed area with a network of diagonal intersecting tarmaced paths, predominantly flanked by horse chestnut, with some planting of evergreens singly, small groups or in one case a line - largely hollies. Cast composition fencing forms the perimeter of the park, which echoes the wooden paling fence that surrounds Christ Church; a children’s playground is in one corner.

Sources consulted:

Winston G Ramsey (ed) 'Epping Forest Then and Now' (After the Battle, 2nd ed, 1986; W V Phillips, 'Wanstead through the Ages' (1946, 1966 ed)
Grid ref: TQ404883
Size in hectares:
   
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
No
 
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:
In Conservation Area: Yes
Conservation Area name: Wanstead Village
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:
   

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