Inventory Site Record

No. 39, Woodside Park Avenue

No. 39, Woodside Park Avenue (Waltham Forest)

Brief Description

Now sited in a suburban front garden is a small pond surviving from the former C18th landscape gardens around The Clock House, a large house built in c.1735 for a Dutch merchant, Sir Jacob Jacobson. Coe's survey map of 1822 shows a tree-lined approach avenue following the present outline of Woodside Park Avenue and a small pond to the east, close to the site of a larger canal, which may also partially survive on common land adjoining Whipps Cross Roundabout. The Clock House, so called because it originally had a large clock in front of the stables, was largely rebuilt in the early C19th. It had various owners over the years, and was at one time used by the Salvation Army. A listed building, it still stands on Wood Street and has now converted into flats.

Practical Information
Previous / Other name:
The Clock House
Site location:
39 Woodside Park Avenue
Postcode:
E17
Type of site:
Garden Feature Remnants
Borough:
Waltham Forest
Open to public?
No
Opening times:
private/no access
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Rail: Wood Street

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2003
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

LB Waltham Forest leaflets

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ387890
Size in hectares:
Site ownership:
private
Site management:
Date(s):
C18th; C20th
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
LBII: Clock House (Wood Street)
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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