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Beehive Lane 

Synagogue 1960-1 by Norman Green. Sliding doors open to a hall, lit by a curtain gable wall.  At the opposite end offices of 1977.

College Gardens

Redbridge junior and infants schools were opened 1932

Eastern Avenue

Methodist Church.  1927 by George Baines & Son.  

Hall large 1927,

Sunday School, 1931, with quite a fancy front.  The part behind very plain.

Stonehall Avenue

Named for Stonehall Farm which was broken up for building about 1935. Stonehall was previously the site of a local manor.  It was probably named for the Stonehalle family.  It was acquired by the Crown in 1545 and then sold and eventually became associated with the Manor of Wanstead.   It was broken up for building in the 1930s.

The Drive 

St Andrew’s Church.   Built 1923-4 and designed by Sir Herbert Baker.  An exceptional church in a 20th  suburban area.. Built as a memorial to Bishop Edgar Jacob of St Albans the promoter of the diocese of Chelmsford. details 

Church Hall.  1907, with shaped gable.

Vicarage By Baker, 1924. Unusual. Vernacular but formal. One-storey symmetrical front, with dormers in a very big, hipped roof with two tall chimneys.

Cranbrook Park (Wesleyan) Methodist church, was formed in a temporary building in 1904 A permanent church was completed in 1914, and a Sunday school and institute in 1925. Sir W. J. Oliver Sheat was a member of this church, and a generous benefactor to it. From 1911 to 1913 and again from 1921 to 1928 the church conducted mission services at Beehive.

Housing.  The more customary type of Edwardian terraces.  This was the area of Cranbrook Hall, owned by the local builder/developer, W.P. Griggs, who demolished the house in 1901 and built up the estate with housing.

Port of London Authority's Sports Ground. badly neglected and needing rescuing if only to save the excellent pavilion of 1923 by Edwin Cooper, architect of PLA's majestic headquarters on Tower Hill in the City of London.  Identical elevations with Tuscan porticos, appropriately simple.  Steward's lodge of the same sort, also by Cooper.  1950s Club House. 

Cranbrook Castle – castellated folly built in 1765 on the site which is now the sports ground.   This was about 300 yards. north-east of Highlands mansion and was said to have been erected by Sir Charles Raymond as a family mausoleum, but never used. It became known as 'the Castle' and for many years it was a dwelling house in connexion with Highlands Farm. During the First World War it was an Admiralty observation post. About 1922 the land on which it stood was bought by the Port of London Authority for a sports ground, and in 1923 it was demolished.


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