Chestnuts House, 398, Hoe Street E17 - Waltham Forest

Substantial detached house of circa 1745-7 in stock red brick with red dressings. Elaborate stucco interiors survive along with original panelling and cornices. The house fell out of use several years ago and has since been occupied by live-in guardians. However, the condition of the roof and rainwater goods is deteriorating, with consequences for the walls and plasterwork, and extensive vegetation to the rear threatens further damage. The Local Authority is developing plans for the repair and re-use of the building and is in discussion with Historic England.

Chestnuts House, 398, Hoe Street  E17 - Waltham Forest
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHESTNUTS HOUSE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1191062
  • Local Planning Authority: Waltham Forest
  • Site Type: Civil > Public building


  • Building Name: Chestnuts House
  • Postcode: E17
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Waltham Forest
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Walthamstow
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Occupied/in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Local authority