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Inventory Site Record

Wanstead War Memorial Green and Tarzy Wood (Redbridge)

Brief Description

Wanstead War Memorial is on a triangular site that is adjacent to Wanstead War Memorial Wood, a small detached fragment of Epping Forest, locally known as Tarzy Wood. The memorial was designed by N A Trent and depicts a bronze winged figure of victory holding a palm. It was unveiled by Sir James Roll c.1930, dedicated to people from Wanstead who died fighting in WWI and a plaque now commemorates the dead of both world wars. In 2007 a plaque was unveiled on Remembrance Day, dedicated to the memory of a Redbridge Marine who died in Afghanistan. Wanstead War Memorial Wood to the north west is a small fragment of woodland of Epping Forest and contains mainly pedunculate oak and hornbeam.

Practical Information
Previous / Other name:
Epping Forest; Tarzy Wood
Site location:
New Wanstead Road/High Street/Fitzgerald Road/Wellington Passage, Wanstead
Postcode:
E11
What 3 Words:
hatch.energetic.plus
Type of site:
Public Gardens
Borough:
Redbridge
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Tube: Snaresbrook (Central). Bus: 66, 101, 145, 308, W12, W13, W14.
Research updated:
01/08/2010
Last minor changes:
14/07/2022

Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.redbridge.gov.uk; www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ402886 (540250,188650)
Size in hectares:
Site ownership:
City of London Corporation
Site management:
Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure Ltd
Date(s):
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
LBII: War Memorial
On National Heritage List for England (NHLE), Parks & Gardens:

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:
Yes - (Woodland) Borough Importance II
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
Heritage Land

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