Tag: Epping Forest

Wanstead Park

Previously a part of the ancient Forest of Essex, Wanstead Park was once a deer park. The land was acquired by Henry VII in 1499 and In the grounds was Wanstead Hall, a fine 15th century hunting lodge where a young Henry VIII lived. This was later developed into Wanstead House, which was completed in…
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Highams Park

Highams Park is a Special Area of Conservation and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. This was once an area of woodland pasture believed to have been cleared by the Saxons and there have been a number of manor houses here, the original of which was nearer to the river Lea. After this was demolished…
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The lost pond

  Sitting at the top of Bellringers Hollow uphill from Baldwins Hill pond there is a beautiful pond encircled by some of the oldest beech pollards and coppards in the forest, possibly even in Europe! One of the Beeches is estimated to be circa 1000 years old! This brute of a tree is probably one…
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Have we really got to pick a pocket or two….?

The city of London is “Sui generis”,  of its own kind or unique. Spanning the centuries and tests of time the Corporation is certainly special and part of the very fabric of London. It enjoys and benefits from this unique status and cherishes its ancient traditions, intriguing customs and mysterious guilds. It relies heavily on…
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