Church of St Mary, Overton Drive, Wanstead E11 - Redbridge

This church of 1790 was designed by architect Thomas Hardwick. The plan is rectangular with nave and aisles, and projecting chancel, designed around a monument to Sir Josiah Child. The west portico is in the Doric style, and the hipped slated roof carries a wooden clock tower with open belfry and cupola. The interior has been redecorated but retains all original furnishings. The Portland stone masonry is spalling due to rusting cramps, and the woodwork of the clock tower is deteriorating. A first phase of repair, part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is due to start in 2018.

Church of St Mary, Overton Drive, Wanstead E11 - Redbridge
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1081008
  • Local Planning Authority: Redbridge
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • Street Name: Overton Drive
  • Postcode: E11
  • Locality: Wanstead
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Redbridge
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Leyton and Wanstead
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, RPG grade II*, CA