The Friends of Wanstead Parklands

Category: History


40% discount on a new book on Wanstead Park

40% discount available for pre-order Many Friends of Wanstead Parklands will be aware by now that, for the past three and a half years, Dr Hannah Armstrong has been writing what will surely become the definitive book on the history…

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The Architecture of Wanstead House

In 2018 Ray Weekes completed a degree in Art History at Birkbeck. As his primary interest is architecture and as he lives in Wanstead, he wrote his dissertation on the architecture of Wanstead House. This was well received and won…

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The visit of Count Ferenc Széchényi to Wanstead Park

Count Ferenc Széchényi of Sárvár-Felsővidék (1754 –1820) is a well-known figure in Hungary. As well as being founder of the Hungarian National Library and National Museum, he was father of the reformer and nationalist hero Count István Széchenyi, often called…

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Exhibition: The Temple Over Time

Epping Forest’s Steve Denford has curated an exhibition which is on display at The Temple until 27 September. The Temple over Time explores the building’s different uses since it was built around 1760 by John, 2nd Earl Tylney of Castlemaine. Epping…

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The Ornamental Water

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The Straight Canal

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The Square Pond

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The Perch Pond

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The islands of the Heronry Pond

The islands of the Heronry Pond have a complex history, and it may be easier to consider them separately.

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The Heronry Pond

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