Category: Archaeology

  • Royal Visit to Wanstead Park

    Royal Visit to Wanstead Park

    On April 12th representatives from the Friends of Wanstead Parklands were thrilled to be invited by the Heritage of London Trust (HoLT) to a prestigious visit to Wanstead Park by their Patron, HRH The Duke of Gloucester. The event was conceived to celebrate the completion of the first stage of works to the historic Grotto’s…

  • Wanstead Park Free Talks begin in January

    Wanstead Park Free Talks begin in January

    Friends committee member Richard Arnopp will be starting a series of free monthly online talks in January under the title “Wanstead Park in Context”. Some of you may remember that Richard ran a popular two-year series of articles on the owners of Wanstead Park which were published by our friends at the Wanstead Village Directory.…



    In recent years the low water levels in the Ornamental Water have allowed vegetation to become established on the lake bed.

  • Wanstead Park. Archaeological Evaluation 2007-09

    This report summarises the results of the Work Phase of the archaeological evaluation carried out by the West Essex Archaeological Group and the Wanstead Parklands Community Project on Wanstead Park, Epping Forest in the London Borough of Redbridge.

  • Wanstead Park laid bare: laser technology reveals a hidden landscape

    The Wanstead Parklands Community Project has taken the lead in recent years in researching the long history of Wanstead Park using cutting-edge archaeological surveying techniques. On 9 July it will be using its stand at the 2011 “Music in Wanstead Park” as a showcase for its latest initiative, an investigation of surviving landscape features using…

  • Archaeological update: radar survey of the Temple garden

    In March we were informed that the Corporation proposed to carry out works to the Temple garden. Given that these works involved some excavation for the construction of new paths, to a depth in excess of 185mm, and were within the curtilage of a listed building, we urged the Corporation to arrange an archaeological watching…

  • LiDAR – what it can tell us about Wanstead Park

    Watch this video in which Ralph Potter discusses with Dr Rob Wiseman how Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology can reveal new information about the long history of Wanstead Park.

  • Stabilising Wanstead’s Grotto

    Watch here.