The Friends of Wanstead Parklands

Category: Archaeology


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

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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Stabilising Wanstead’s Grotto

Watch here.

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