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

This church of 1790 was designed by architect Thomas Hardwick in the Neo-classical style. The chancel is designed around the monument to Sir Josiah Child. The west end supports a Doric portico, hipped slate roof and a timber clock tower with open belfry and cupola. The interior has been redecorated and retains all original furnishings. The Portland stone masonry is spalling due to rusting cramps, and two elevations of repairs, part-funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, were completed in 2018. Funding is being sought for the repair of the two remaining elevations.

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

Location

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

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    Priority:
    D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Previous Priority:
    B
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade I, RPG grade II*, CA