Suffragette flats in Woodford will get your vote

A new lodge-style property with 14-flats is on the market in Woodford, on land that once belonged to suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst.
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When she lived at Red Lodge in Woodford, east London, in the Twenties, suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst created a beautiful garden and tea house that was open to the public.

During the Second World War the house was demolished and later the garden was divided into four plots with a house built on each. Now the Pankhurst connection has been re-established with a new lodge-style property, Highbeam House with 14 flats on the original footprint, in landscaped grounds designed by a Chelsea Flower Show award winner. A sculpture and plaque commemorate the site's history. From £499,000. Call Galliard on 020 8506 1436.

High above the traffic-choked North Circular Road and near the junction with the M11, Woodford might be dismissed as a polluted, noisy, suburban staging post. However, the local retail scene, including a Waitrose and fashion boutiques, shows it is a prosperous district with personality, where people want to put down roots. Buyers aspire to it on the way up the ladder and downsizers on the way back, and families like it for the good schools and proximity to Epping Forest.

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