Snaresbrook is an area of Wanstead in the London Borough of Redbridge. It was part of Essex until 1965.

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Eagle Pond and Snaresbrook Crown Court
Snaresbrook is located in Greater London
Location within Greater London
Population11,868 (2011 Census.Ward)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ395895
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLONDON
Postcode districtE11
Dialling code020
UK Parliament
London Assembly
List of places
51°35′13″N 0°00′52″E / 51.587027°N 0.014563°E / 51.587027; 0.014563Coordinates: 51°35′13″N 0°00′52″E / 51.587027°N 0.014563°E / 51.587027; 0.014563

The name derives from a corruption of Sayers brook, a tributary of the River Roding that flows through Wanstead to the East.

Snaresbrook is bounded approximately by South Woodford to the north, the lower reaches of Epping Forest and Upper Leytonstone and Walthamstow to the west, Leytonstone to the south and Wanstead to the east. Snaresbrook Ward in the London Borough of Redbridge covers most of Wanstead High Street. The ward forms part of the 2007 parliamentary boundary changes and is currently entirely within the parliamentary constituency of Leyton and Wanstead (UK Parliament constituency).

Snaresbrook's most notable building is Snaresbrook Crown Court. It was opened in 1843 as the Wanstead Infant Orphan Asylum by King Leopold I of Belgium, and later became the Royal Wanstead School. It was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and William Bonython Moffatt.

Forest School was used in the filming of Never Let Me Go for the Hailsham assembly scenes.


According to the 2011 census, 57% of the population is White British, with the second and third largest ethnicities being Other White at 10% and Indian at 9%.[2]


Snaresbrook Primary is one of the schools in Snaresbrook.

Transport and localeEdit

Nearest areas

The nearest London Underground station is Snaresbrook on the Epping branch of the Central line.


  1. ^ "Redbridge Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
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