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Highams Park Epping Forest

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Brief description of site

The Highams Park is on part of the former Highams estate, landscaped in the 1790s by Humphry Repton. Highams House is now Woodford County High School for Girls and the estate lands still exists in part, primarily as two adjacent park areas: Highams Park, owned by the Corporation of the City of London and part of Epping Forest, and The Highams Park, which was purchased by the local Council. It is on a triangle of sloping land on the eastern side of Repton's lake, which is within the Corporation land.

Brief history of site

In 1947 176 pre-fabs were erected here, removed in 1961 when this section of the park was re-established in the 'V' formed between two suburban streets.

Location information:

Address: Keynsham Avenue, Woodford Green, IG8

Locality: London

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Waltham Forest

Historical County: Essex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 177 Grid Ref: TQ395921
Latitude: 51.6105 Longitude: 0.0132303

Directions:

Tube: Woodford (Central) then bus. Rail: Highams Park then bus. Bus: 20, 179, 275, W13

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Opening is unrestricted.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: public park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 8.79

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