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Seven Kings Methodist Church Redbridge
Summary: Seven Kings (United) Methodist Church originated in 1903 as a Society of the United Methodist Free church, services first being held in the Central Hall. The red brick church designed by George Baines & Son, has a circular spire. It opened in 1905 and was later enlarged in 1923. One of the leading members of this church was A E Williams, secretary and biographer of Dr Barnardo. The church stands in a triangular landscaped site on sloping ground surrounded by iron railings and hedging separating it from the roads or footpath at the back. The side door to the church on Seven Kings Road is reached by a cantilevered path over the steep slope of the garden.The church garden has an avenue of trees flanking the path from the gate at the apex of the triangle to the main entrance at the junction of Balmoral Gardens and Seven Kings Road. Planting includes silver birch, holly and pine trees, and shrubs including yucca at the side slopes.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Seven Kings Road/Balmoral Gardens, Seven Kings, Ilford
Postcode: IG3 8DQ > Google Map
Type of site: Churchyard
Date(s): 1905
Listed structures:
Borough: Redbridge
Site ownership: Church
Site management:
Open to public? Occasionally
Opening times: to check - only when services held in church
Special conditions:
Public transport: Rail: Seven Kings. Bus: 86, 551.
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/09/2007
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

Victoria County History; Chadwell Heath and the Road to Romford Market, Don Hewson (Alan Sutton) 1995; Bridget Cherry, Charles O'Brien, Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England, London 5: East', Yale University Press, 2005 p332
Grid ref: TQ455870
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:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
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: No
Conservation Area name:
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: Yes - Archaeological Priority Area
Other LA designation: Seven Kings Town Centre

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