Hainault Estate (The Copse Site)

Block details

Number of dwellings Number of storeys
Larchwood House 42 11
Buckthorne House 42 11

Agents

Building contractor:
direct municipal labour

Events

Committee approval date:
1966

Local authority

Original commissioning authority:
Greater London Council
Original location authority:
Redbridge London Borough Council
Present day authority:
Redbridge London Borough Council

Location

Postcode:
IG7 4AY, IG7 4AZ
Other location names:
Baywood Square; Yellowpine Way
View of Larchwood House and Buckthorne House
1988
View of Larchwood House and Buckthorne House
Estate name(s): 
Hainault Estate

Recent comments

  • Construction.

    When these tower blocks were being built, I remember the noise keeping me awake. They demolished a small copse on site, hence the name. They are an anomaly to the area, which is largely prefabs and council estate-type homes.
    Whilst not necessarily an eyesore, one questions the rationale of destroying acres of primeval forest to erect merely two of the bastards.