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Wanstead is a suburban area in north-east London, forming part of the London Borough of Redbridge.


The place name is probably of Saxon origin and is first recorded in a charter of 1065 as Wenstede. The first element appears to mean ’wain’ or ’wagon’ but the meaning of the full compound is not clear. An alternative explanation by the English Place-Names Society is that the place name derives from the Anglo-Saxon words meaning Wen, signifying a hill or mound, and Stead, a place or settlement. The main road going through Wanstead is the A12. Wanstead High Street includes pubs and independent retailers.

The area was the site of a Roman villa, whilst Wanstead Manor was a Saxon and Norman manor and later formed part of the Municipal Borough of Wanstead and Woodford in Essex until 1965, when Greater London was created. The town has a largely suburban feel, containing open grasslands such as Wanstead Flats, and the woodland of Wanstead Park (part of Epping Forest). The park, with artificial lakes, was originally part of the estate of a large stately home Wanstead House, one of the finest Palladian mansions in Britain, from its size and splendour nicknamed the English Versailles, and the architectural inspiration for Mansion House, London.

In 1707 the astronomer James Pound became rector of Wanstead. In 1717 the Royal Society lent Pound Huygens’s 123-foot focal length object-glass, which he set up in Wanstead Park. Pound’s observations with it of the five known satellites of Saturn enabled Halley to correct their movements; and Newton employed, in the third edition of the Principia, his micrometrical measures of Jupiter’s disc, of Saturn’s disc and ring, and of the elongations of their satellites; and obtained from him data for correcting the places of the comet of 1680. Laplace also used Pound’s observations of Jupiter’s satellites for the determination of the planet’s mass; and Pound himself compiled in 1719 a set of tables for the first satellite, into which he introduced an equation for the transmission of light.

The church of St Mary the Virgin, Wanstead was completed in 1790. It is now a Grade I listed building, and contains a large monument to Josiah Child. It was followed in the 1860s by both the Anglican church of Christ Church and Wanstead Congregational Church.

Wanstead Underground station is on the Hainault loop of the Central line.

Construction of the station had started in the 1930s, but was delayed by the onset of World War II. The incomplete tunnels between Wanstead and Gants Hill to the east were used for munitions production by Plessey between 1942 and 1945. The station was finally opened on 14 December 1947. The building, like many other stations on the branch, was designed by architect Charles Holden. It kept its original wooden escalator until 2003, one of the last Tube stations to do so.

The station has been extensively refurbished since 2006, including the replacement of the original platform wall tiling, which had become badly damaged.


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THE STREETS OF WANSTEAD
Addison Road, E11 Addison Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Ambleside Gardens, IG4 Ambleside Gardens is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Babbacombe Gardens, IG4 Babbacombe Gardens is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Beehive Lane, IG2 Beehive Lane is a road in the IG2 postcode area
Beehive Lane, IG4 Beehive Lane is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Bergholt Avenue, IG4 Bergholt Avenue is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Blake Hall Road, E11 Blake Hall Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Borrowdale Close, IG4 Borrowdale Close is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Bourne Court, E11 Bourne Court is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Braintree Avenue, IG4 Braintree Avenue is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Brantwood Gardens, IG4 Brantwood Gardens is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Buckingham Road, E11 Buckingham Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Burnham Crescent, E11 Burnham Crescent is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Cambridge Mews, E11 A street within the E11 postcode
Carlton Terrace, E11 Carlton Terrace is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Carswell Close, IG4 Carswell Close is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Castle Drive, IG1 Castle Drive is a road in the IG1 postcode area
Castle Drive, IG4 Castle Drive is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Chaucer Road, E11 Chaucer Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Chester Road, E11 Chester Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Chestnut Drive, E11 Chestnut Drive is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Church Path, E11 Church Path is a road in the E11 postcode area
Colebrooke Drive, E11 Colebrooke Drive is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Colvin Gardens, E11 Colvin Gardens is a road in the E11 postcode area
Colvin Gardens, E18 Colvin Gardens is a road in the E18 postcode area
Coniston Gardens, IG4 Coniston Gardens is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Corbett Road, E11 Corbett Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Cowley Road, E11 Cowley Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Crombie Close, IG4 Crombie Close is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Danehurst Gardens, IG4 Danehurst Gardens is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Dangan Road, E11 Dangan Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Derwent Gardens, IG4 Derwent Gardens is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Deynecourt Gardens, E11 Deynecourt Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Draycot Road, E11 Draycot Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Dudley Court, E11 Dudley Court is a road in the E11 postcode area
East Row, E11 East Row is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Eastern Avenue, E10 Eastern Avenue is a road in the E10 postcode area
Eastern Avenue, E11 Eastern Avenue is a road in the E11 postcode area
Eastern Avenue, IG4 Eastern Avenue is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Eaton Rise, E11 Eaton Rise is a road in the E11 postcode area
Edwina Gardens, IG4 Edwina Gardens is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Elderfield Walk, E11 Elderfield Walk is a road in the E11 postcode area
Ellesmere Gardens, IG4 Ellesmere Gardens is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Elm Close, E11 Elm Close is a road in the E11 postcode area
Elm Hall Gardens, E11 Elm Hall Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Elmcroft Avenue, E11 Elmcroft Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Fairmead Gardens, IG4 Fairmead Gardens is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Falmouth Gardens, IG4 Falmouth Gardens is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Felstead Road, E11 Felstead Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Fernhall Drive, IG4 Fernhall Drive is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Fitzgerald Road, E11 Fitzgerald Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Fowey Avenue, IG4 Fowey Avenue is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Foxglove Gardens, E11 Foxglove Gardens is a road in the E11 postcode area
Gardner Close, E11 Gardner Close is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Gloucester Road, E11 Gloucester Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Gordon Road, E11 Gordon Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Gosford Gardens, IG4 Gosford Gardens is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Grangeway Gardens, IG4 Grangeway Gardens is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Grasmere Gardens, IG4 Grasmere Gardens is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Greenstone Mews, E11 Greenstone Mews is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Grosvenor Road, E11 Grosvenor Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Grove Park, E11 Grove Park is a road in the E11 postcode area
Hainault Road Industrial Estate, E11 Hainault Road Industrial Estate is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Halstead Road, E11 Halstead Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Hardwick Court, E11 Hardwick Court is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Harrier Avenue, E11 Harrier Avenue is a road in the E11 postcode area
Hereford Road, E11 Hereford Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Highcliffe Gardens, IG4 Highcliffe Gardens is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Highstone Avenue, E11 Highstone Avenue is a road in the E11 postcode area
Homesdale Close, E11 Homesdale Close is a road in the E11 postcode area
Inglehurst Gardens, IG4 Inglehurst Gardens is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Keats Close, E11 Keats Close is a road in the E11 postcode area
Keepers Lodges, E11 A street within the E11 postcode
Kendon Close, E11 Kendon Close is a road in the E11 postcode area
Keswick Gardens, IG4 Keswick Gardens is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Kingfisher Avenue, E11 Kingfisher Avenue is a road in the E11 postcode area
Lakeside Avenue, IG4 Lakeside Avenue is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Langley Crescent, E11 Langley Crescent is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Langley Drive, E11 Langley Drive is a road in the E11 postcode area
Laura Close, E11 Laura Close is a road in the E11 postcode area
Leicester Road, E11 Leicester Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Leigh Avenue, IG4 Leigh Avenue is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Limes Avenue, E11 Limes Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Lindale Close, IG4 Lindale Close is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Little Holt, E11 A street within the E11 postcode
Lodge Hill, IG4 Lodge Hill is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Longcourt Mews, E11 Longcourt Mews is a road in the E11 postcode area
Longcourt Mews, E18 Longcourt Mews is a road in the E18 postcode area
Lonsdale Road, E11 Lonsdale Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Lorne Gardens, E11 Lorne Gardens is a road in the E11 postcode area
Mansfield Road, E11 Mansfield Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Margaret Way, IG4 Margaret Way is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Merino Close, E11 Merino Close is a road in the E11 postcode area
Merrivale Avenue, IG4 Merrivale Avenue is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Mighell Avenue, IG4 Mighell Avenue is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Nadir Court, E11 A street within the E11 postcode
Nelson Road, E11 Nelson Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
New Wanstead, E11 New Wanstead is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Nightingale Lane, E11 Nightingale Lane is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Nightingale Mews, E11 A street within the E11 postcode
North Circular Road, E11 North Circular Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
North Circular Road, IG4 North Circular Road is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Nutter Lane, E11 Nutter Lane is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Oak Hall Road, E11 Oak Hall Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Oakhall Court, E11 Oakhall Court is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Orchard Close, E11 Orchard Close is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Overton Drive, E11 Overton Drive is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Peaketon Avenue, IG4 Peaketon Avenue is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Preston Drive, E11 Preston Drive is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Radnor Crescent, IG4 Radnor Crescent is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Ranelagh Gardens, E11 Ranelagh Gardens is a road in the E11 postcode area
Raynes Avenue, E11 Raynes Avenue is a road in the E11 postcode area
Redbridge Lane East, IG4 Redbridge Lane East is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Redbridge Lane West, E11 Redbridge Lane West is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Redbridge Lane West, IG4 Redbridge Lane West is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Redbridge Roundabout, IG4 Redbridge Roundabout is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Reydon Avenue, E11 Reydon Avenue is a road in the E11 postcode area
Ridgeway Gardens, IG4 Ridgeway Gardens is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Roding Lane South, IG4 Roding Lane South is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Roding Valley Way, E11 Roding Valley Way is a road in the E11 postcode area
Rodney Road, E11 Rodney Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Rutland Road, E11 Rutland Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Seagry Road, E11 Seagry Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Selsdon Road, E11 Selsdon Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Selworthy Close, E11 Selworthy Close is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Sheridan Mews, E11 Sheridan Mews is a road in the E11 postcode area
Somersby Gardens, IG4 Somersby Gardens is a road in the IG4 postcode area
St Marys Avenue, E11 St Marys Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
St. Mary’s Avenue, E11 St. Mary’s Avenue is a road in the E11 postcode area
Stanstead Road, E11 Stanstead Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Sultan Road, E11 Sultan Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Sussex Close, IG4 Sussex Close is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Tennyson Avenue, E11 Tennyson Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
The Avenue, E11 The Avenue is a road in the E11 postcode area
The Green, E11 The Green is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
The Rectory, E11 The Rectory is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
The Warren Drive, E11 The Warren Drive is a road in the E11 postcode area
Thurlow Court, E11 A street within the E11 postcode
Torquay Gardens, IG4 Torquay Gardens is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Trent Court, E11 Trent Court is a road in the E11 postcode area
Tryfan Close, IG4 Tryfan Close is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Victory Road, E11 Victory Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Vista Drive, IG4 Vista Drive is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Voluntary Place, E11 Voluntary Place is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Wanstead Place, E11 Wanstead Place is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Warren Road, E11 Warren Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Warwick Road, E11 Warwick Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Weavers Almshouses, E11 Weavers Almshouses is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Well Cottage Close, E11 Well Cottage Close is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Wellesley Road, E11 Wellesley Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Wellington Passage, E11 Wellington Passage is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Wellington Road, E11 Wellington Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Whitney Avenue, IG4 Whitney Avenue is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Widecombe Gardens, IG4 Widecombe Gardens is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Wigram Road, E11 Wigram Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Windermere Gardens, IG4 Windermere Gardens is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Woodbine Place, E11 Woodbine Place is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Woodcote Road, E11 Woodcote Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Woodford Avenue, IG4 Woodford Avenue is a road in the IG4 postcode area
Woodford Bridge Road, IG4 Woodford Bridge Road is a road in the IG4 postcode area



Sandy Tarrant
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Post by Sandy Tarrant: Monier Road, E3

My grandparents, James Isaac and Mary Ann Johnson ran a grocer’s shop at 122 Monier Road, Bow from the early 1900s to about 1935 or so.

Dawn Greene
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My dads family lived here in 1911 maybe before still checking that out the name was Emily Gladding lived at 22 Emily Street then she married George Cassilllo y

LDNnews
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William Morris Close is named after the famous artist.
William Morris Close is named after the famous artist.

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VIEW THE WANSTEAD AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE WANSTEAD AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE WANSTEAD AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
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VIEW THE WANSTEAD AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
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VIEW THE WANSTEAD AREA IN THE 1900s
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.

 

Wanstead

Wanstead is a suburban area in north-east London, forming part of the London Borough of Redbridge.

The place name is probably of Saxon origin and is first recorded in a charter of 1065 as Wenstede. The first element appears to mean ’wain’ or ’wagon’ but the meaning of the full compound is not clear. An alternative explanation by the English Place-Names Society is that the place name derives from the Anglo-Saxon words meaning Wen, signifying a hill or mound, and Stead, a place or settlement. The main road going through Wanstead is the A12. Wanstead High Street includes pubs and independent retailers.

The area was the site of a Roman villa, whilst Wanstead Manor was a Saxon and Norman manor and later formed part of the Municipal Borough of Wanstead and Woodford in Essex until 1965, when Greater London was created. The town has a largely suburban feel, containing open grasslands such as Wanstead Flats, and the woodland of Wanstead Park (part of Epping Forest). The park, with artificial lakes, was originally part of the estate of a large stately home Wanstead House, one of the finest Palladian mansions in Britain, from its size and splendour nicknamed the English Versailles, and the architectural inspiration for Mansion House, London.

In 1707 the astronomer James Pound became rector of Wanstead. In 1717 the Royal Society lent Pound Huygens’s 123-foot focal length object-glass, which he set up in Wanstead Park. Pound’s observations with it of the five known satellites of Saturn enabled Halley to correct their movements; and Newton employed, in the third edition of the Principia, his micrometrical measures of Jupiter’s disc, of Saturn’s disc and ring, and of the elongations of their satellites; and obtained from him data for correcting the places of the comet of 1680. Laplace also used Pound’s observations of Jupiter’s satellites for the determination of the planet’s mass; and Pound himself compiled in 1719 a set of tables for the first satellite, into which he introduced an equation for the transmission of light.

The church of St Mary the Virgin, Wanstead was completed in 1790. It is now a Grade I listed building, and contains a large monument to Josiah Child. It was followed in the 1860s by both the Anglican church of Christ Church and Wanstead Congregational Church.

Wanstead Underground station is on the Hainault loop of the Central line.

Construction of the station had started in the 1930s, but was delayed by the onset of World War II. The incomplete tunnels between Wanstead and Gants Hill to the east were used for munitions production by Plessey between 1942 and 1945. The station was finally opened on 14 December 1947. The building, like many other stations on the branch, was designed by architect Charles Holden. It kept its original wooden escalator until 2003, one of the last Tube stations to do so.

The station has been extensively refurbished since 2006, including the replacement of the original platform wall tiling, which had become badly damaged.
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