Inventory Site Record

St Peter's-in-the-Forest Churchyard

St Peter's-in-the-Forest Churchyard (Waltham Forest)

Brief Description

St Peter-in-the-Forest is one of a number of 'daughter' churches to St Mary Walthamstow founded in 1840 in recognition that parts of the growing parish lay over 2.5 miles from the parish church. It was sited strategically on the fringe of the busy Wood Street area and serves an area known as 'The Forest'. The yellow brick church is in Italianate Romanesque style and, surrounded by its churchyard, is approached from Epping Forest abutting common land. Now closed for burials, the graveyard has numerous headstones in a natural, semi-wild setting with mature trees including oak, horse chestnut, yew and holly. In spring some of the tombs are literally covered with snowdrops.

Practical Information
Site location:
Woodford New Road
Postcode:
E17 3PP
Type of site:
Churchyard
Borough:
Waltham Forest
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Tube: Snaresbrook (Central). Rail: Wood Street Walthamstow. Bus: 20

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/03/2011
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.church-in-the-forest.co.uk

Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ390894
Size in hectares:
0.46
Site ownership:
Church
Site management:
LB Waltham Forest Green Space Service, Environment and Regeneration
Date(s):
1840
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
Local list: St Peter's-in-the-Forest Church
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:
Yes
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
None

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