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War Memorial Green and Tarzy Wood, Wanstead (also known as Epping Forest)9155


Wanstead War Memorial is on a triangular site that is adjacent to Wanstead War Memorial Wood, a small detached fragment of Epping Forest, locally known as Tarzy Wood. Wanstead War Memorial Wood contains mainly pedunculate oak and hornbeam.

Visitor Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.


Tube: Snaresbrook (Central). Bus: 66, 101, 145, 308, W12, W13, W14.
  • Conservation Area
  • Reference: Wanstead Village
  • Site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation


The memorial was designed by N A Trent and depicts a bronze winged figure of victory holding a palm. It was unveiled by Sir James Roll c.1930, dedicated to people from Wanstead who died fighting in WWI and a plaque now commemorates the dead of both world wars. In 2007 a plaque was unveiled on Remembrance Day, dedicated to the memory of a Redbridge Marine who died in Afghanistan.


  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)


  • London Parks and Gardens Trust