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Woodford Green

Introduction

Woodford Green is in two distinct sections, with a third and smaller green on the west side of High Road at High Elms. The southern section has perimeter horse chestnuts on its west side, with a poplar alley running through it. The main village pond remains and cricket has been played on the Green for centuries. A statue of Sir Winston Churchill, who was MP for Wanstead and Woodford from 1924-1964 was unveiled on 31 October 1959.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: Woodford; South Woodford (Central) then bus. Bus: 179, 201, 275, W13

Owners

City of London Corporation

History

Period

18th Century

Features & Designations

Designations

  • Conservation Area

  • Reference: Woodford Green
  • Green Belt

  • Site of Nature Conservation Importance

  • Site of Special Scientific Interest

Key Information

Type

Village Green

Purpose

Public Park

Period

18th Century

Survival

Extant

Open to the public

Yes

References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust