Harrow Green 9357

Greater London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

The war memorial was erected after World War 1, now commemorating the dead of both World Wars, located in the centre of a formal 1930s style layout comprising a circular paved seating area with four radial pathways to the surrounding streets. Stone piers are at each entrance, those on the main entrance from High Street surmounted by small glass flame shades. Four planted areas have grass and lozenge-shaped beds, with small trees around the perimeter including winter flowering cherry. Nearby is the 1930s Harrow Green Library on Cathall Road.

History

Harrow Green was established as a separate ecclesiastical district in 1879. Formerly forest land, this small triangle between road junctions was given to Leyton Board to be maintained as an ornamental enclosure.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: Leyton (Central). London Overground: Leytonstone High Road. Bus: 257
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust