St Peter in the Forest, Woodford New Road, Walthamstow E17 - Waltham Forest

Church of 1840 by John Shaw Jnr extended westwards in 1887 and further extended and repaired in 1951 and 1958. Located in a woodland setting, the church is built of yellow stock brick with stone dressings under a pitched slate roof, and there is a projecting tower on the south elevation. The 1951 extension is pulling away from the west wall of the church which is itself settling and cracked. The congregation is actively exploring possible sources of funding.

St Peter in the Forest, Woodford New Road, Walthamstow E17 - Waltham Forest
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST PETER IN THE FOREST
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1393232
  • Local Planning Authority: Waltham Forest
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: St Peter in the Forest
  • Street Name: Woodford New Road
  • Postcode: E17
  • Locality: Walthamstow
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Waltham Forest
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Walthamstow
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II

Contact Details

Ian Harper 020 7973 3786

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England