Inventory Site Record

Harrow Green

Harrow Green (Waltham Forest)

Brief Description

Harrow Green was established as a separate ecclesiastical district in 1879. Formerly forest land, this small triangle between road junctions was given to Leyton Board to be maintained as an ornamental enclosure. The War Memorial was erected after WWI, now commemorating the dead of both world wars, located in the centre of a formal 1930s style layout comprising a circular paved seating area with four radial pathways to the surrounding streets. Stone piers are at each entrance, those on the main entrance from High Street surmounted by small glass flame shades. Four planted areas have grass and lozenge-shaped beds, with small trees around the perimeter including winter flowering cherry. Nearby is the 1930s Harrow Green Library on Cathall Road.

Practical Information
Site location:
High Road/Harrow Green
Postcode:
E11
Type of site:
Public Open Land
Borough:
Waltham Forest
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Tube: Leyton (Central). London Overground: Leytonstone High Road. Bus: 257

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2003
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Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ392862
Size in hectares:
0.09
Site ownership:
LB Waltham Forest
Site management:
Green Space Service, Environment and Regeneration
Date(s):
1883, 1930s
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
None
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:
No
Tree Preservation Order:
No
Nature Conservation Area:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
None

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