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Redbridge (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 40957 87784


OVERTON DRIVE 1. 5027 Wanstead Church of St Mary TQ 48 NW 5/14 20.12.54 I GV 2. 1790, by architect Thomas Hardwick. The church was built by William Miller and George Boncock, masons (R Gunnis p 260). Portland stone. Chaste rectangular building with nave and aisles, and projecting chancel, all in Portland stone. Segmental headed windows to ground floor, upper windows round headed, all with moulded architraves. Plinth, upper window cill band, cornice and blocking course. West end breaks forward slightly in centre under pediment and has tetrastyle Doric columned porch with triglyph frieze, cornice with mutules and blocking course. Platform with steps up. Hipped slate roof, wooden clock tower with open belfry and cupola. Excellent unrestored interior with complete original fittings - box pews, pulpit with sounding board, galleries and organ. A very fine monument to Sir Josiah Child dated 1699 in the chancel has been ascribed to John Nost. The churchyard contains a moderate collection of early C19 and Victorian monuments, Headstones, Portland stone tomb chests, including one to an artist carved with palette and brushes, and a white marble fluted column with an urn on top. The most important is that to Joseph Wilton RA qv.

Listing NGR: TQ4095787784


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Books and journals
Gunnis, R, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851, (1953), 260


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 14 Aug 2005
Reference: IOE01/14002/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Stewart Monk. Source Historic England Archive
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