Woodford Green

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Post to the south: Woodford, North Circular
Post to the eaat Thames Tributary – River Roding - Woodford Bridge
Post to the west River Ching Woodford Green and Hale End
Post to the north Woodford Wells


Broadmead,
1968 council estate

Broadway
Area of a pond which used to flood the area.  Moved in 1820.
Modest with two matching parades of c. 1900, fussily decorated
Bank with bowed window.

Broomhill Road
Grand suburban mansions of the 1890s.
34 well-handled Old English style, gabled with a big mullioned stair window at the back, is by the expert in Elizabethan architecture, J.A. Gotch, 1894.

New Jubilee Court, housing of 1988, has a plaque of Queen Victoria, reset from the Jubilee hospital built on this site by J.R. Roberts in 1897. Jubilee hospital, 1899, finance by John Roberts Bt., extended to 54 beds. 

Sir James Hawkey Hall. This was the civic hall for the former borough of Wanstead and Woodford, opened 1955 by Sir Winston Churchill. It includes main hall, side hall, foyer, dressing rooms, green room, prayer room, kitchens, servery and stage.

Grove House. Was the earliest known building in this area built 1580. Replaced 1832 by Essex House which was destroyed in 1944 bombing.
Congregational Chapel built next to Grove House 1798. Damaged by bombs which destroyed Essex House. 

High Road
Post Office with mullioned windows and busy Edwardian detail.
8 is an C18 timber-framed house with weather boarded upper floor, built as a butcher's shop; pilastered shop-front of c. 1840

Horn Lane
St George’s Church

Snakes Lane
The Eastern Counties Railway line of 1856 cuts across the old lane which linked Woodford Green to Woodford Bridge. The level crossing was replaced by a brutal subway;

Station Approach
Woodford Station.  22nd August 1856. Between South Woodford and Buckhurst Hill. Terminus of line from Roding Valley on the Central Line.  Opened by the Eastern Counties Railway. This was  a plain two-storey house with bracketed eaves and late Georgian-style windows.  In 1892 a new entrance was provided with a booking office and a canopy on the up side in response to increased local middle class housing. In 1947 it became part of the Central Line and it was electrified.  A Level crossing closed and the 1980s a booking hall for London Underground was built.
goods yard used as a car park after 1947

Woodford Green
Formerly a road of Victorian Gothic mansions. Much of the side was cleared by the council for comprehensive redevelopment from 1966.
Wilfred Lawson Temperance Hotel, 1883, Andrew Jonston used by UDC and then nurses training centre
Anworth Close, an interesting example of novel planning: an unusual low-rise pedestrian layout with tightly grouped clusters of four butterfly-plan houses, each with distinctive circular window, by Derek Stow Associates, 1967.
Telephone Exchange discreetly Neo-Georgian 1938, large additions behind.

Sources
Redbridge Conservation Areas Report 
Pevsner, East London
Victoria County History


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