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Part/component area of: Highams Park, The


Brief description of site

Highams Park in Epping Forest is the surviving portion of about 55 acres of the landscape park of Highams laid out in the 1790s by Humphry Repton for the mansion at Highams, now Woodford County High School for Girls.

Brief history of site

Repton's landscaping included a lake to the west in an area of forest known as The Sale, created with permission of the forest authorities to provide water for the deer in the woods and for recreation, and formed by a dammed section of the River Ching. In 1890 the lower part of Highams Park encompassing the River Ching and its boating lake was purchased by the Corporation of London, added to Epping Forest and opened to the public in 1891.

Location information:

Address: The Charter Road, Woodford Green, IG8

Locality: London

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Waltham Forest

Historical County: Essex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 177 Grid Ref: TQ392919
Latitude: 51.6087 Longitude: 0.00882126


Tube: Woodford (Central). Rail: Highams Park then bus. Bus: 275

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Opening is unrestricted.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: public park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: After 1794

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 22.28

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