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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.

Basic Details

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:
None

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.

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

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ404883

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:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
None

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)

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