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Forest School Including Main Block and Extensions, Waltham Forest

Description: Forest School Including Main Block and Extensions

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 206865

OS Grid Reference: TQ3930589326
OS Grid Coordinates: 539305, 189326
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5856, 0.0093

Location: The Forest, Walthamstow, Greater London E17 3PY

Locality: Waltham Forest
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: E17 3PY

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Listing Text

Walthamstow E17
(north side)
Forest School including main
19.10.51 block and extensions
(Formerly listed as Forest
School (original house)


School, formerly terrace of houses. Mid C18, with later C18 and C19 additions.
Main block of plain brick; pitched tiled roof to parapet. 2 storeys plus dormers;
5 bays, centre 3 set forward with pediment above first floor containing thermal
window, projecting central Doric, open pedimented porch with inset round-headed
entrance. Square gauged headed windows, sashes, glazing bars. Console cornice
above first floor. Attached blocks to left and right also C18, to left of 7 bays;
to right of 3 bays with pedimented doorcase and dormer in form of Serlian window.
Further extension to right including 2 storey, 4 bay block probably circa early C19
with full height canted bay window, flush framed sashes and glazing bars; also
taller 3 storey, 3 bay block of 1886, by Richard Creed with giant pilasters, which
forms front facade to 2 storey dining room wing at right angles, also by Creed,
in the Perpendicular style. Original house with original panelling to entrance
wall and rooms to either side, date C18, circular staircase; C18 fireplaces.
Library lined with C17 panelling from chapel of Jesus College Oxford, and with
panels of Medieval glass from Howden Church Yorkshire to one window light. Wardens
drawing room with Soanesque decorations, shallow plaster vault and apsidal

Listing NGR: TQ3930589326

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Source: English Heritage

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