Whipps Cross

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Caervarvon Road

Leyton Green, a bit of Epping Forest handed to local board as ornamental land by the conservators in 1883

Bus garage 1906 built by Great Eastern London Motorbus Co. taken over by London General Omnibus Co. in 1911 and rebuilt. LPTB 1933. Converted to trolleys

Post office ‘higher office’ although always a sub-office first post office in Leyton

Livingstone College Towers on site of Livingstone Medical College for Missionaries, which was in Knotts Green House.

25 plaque to Sol Plaatje. He founded the first native newspaper in South Africa. The 'Tswana Gazette first appeared in 1901 and lasted until 1908. In 1912, he became the first Secretary General of the South African National Congress, now known as the ANC.  Plaque erected 1986.

Cheltenham Road

Chesterfield Road

Clare Road

Ely Road

Epsom Road

Essex Road

St Paul Church for Barclay estate, 1906, bits added

Leyton High School for Boys, 1934 and 1957

Forest Drive East

73, 20ft x 65ft country garden in miniature, but with full-sized plants.  Conservatory. 

Knotts Green

Reached from Leyton Green by Leyton Green Road. Nothing to see now. There was a c18 mansion with excellent grounds, in the c 19 the home of the Barclays a branch of the banking family. The streets to the north east began to be laid out after the death of Joseph Gurney Barclay in 1890s.  The house became Livingstone College, a training college for missionaries; it was replaced in 1961 by a block of flats, since demolished.

Lea Bridge Road

Wittington Cox. A private bus garage called Pro Bono Publico. Became Gates Ford Garage.

715 Furniture store 1968 Leytonstone Unitarian Church, 1931

Waltham Forest Carnegie Library, 1905 by W. Jacques. 

Chestnut tree public house, named after Chestnut Walk which used to be there Board Lane, 1454, cut down in 1930s

Liverpool Road

Matlock Road

Maynard Road

47 Plant collector's paradise. An eclectic mix of unusual and exotic plants in a 40ft x 16ft space. Entered via an eye catching and densely planted front garden.

Nottingham Road

Peterborough Road

Raglan Road/Shernhall Street:

As far as Methodist Church is Epping Forest.

Roland Road

Sandringham Road

Shernhall Street/Grove Road/Lea Bridge Road

Grant of Waste of part of Epping Forest. Piece of ground.

Western Road

Chestnut walk girls’ school of 1858 became British school; taken over by school board.

Whipp’s Cross school. Mission building and factory in 1970s

Caribonum factory

Whipp’s Cross

Whipp’s Cross Hospital. 1936 partly funded by West Ham Borough Council. Forest House built as union infirmary in 1892. 1899 West Ham Guardians. Managed by West Ham Council.  Samuel Boyle old people’s home is site of old Forest House. West Ham workhouse for a while and old peoples’ home in 1964. Red brick garden wall from old house of 1681

Forest House - Samuel Bosanquet lived at Forest House, Leyton, and also held Low Hall Manor in Walthamstow from 1741. It was owned by the family until they sold it in 1877.  The Hospital, occupies the grounds of Forest House. demolished 1964. built in 1683 by the Huguenot  banker Sir James Houblon, sold 1703 to Sir Gilbert Heathcott and from 1730-1831 was home of the Bosanquet family for whom Sir John Soane made alterations in 1786-7.

Lido built in 1905 by Walthamstow and Leyton jointly, dug by the unemployed. Modernised 1937

To deter wood poachers whipped at the cart tail from here to Stolen’s Corner. Stopped in 1819. Transit camp for troops in Second World War. Then ground used for temporary homes for bombed-out families

Whipp’s Cross Road

Assembly House where London merchants did business during the plague. Rebuilt in 1840s

1st church of Christ Scientist. From 1920s. Built in 1937 original temporary building used as reading room

Sir Alfred Hitchcock pub with Hitchcock memorabilia


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