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LondonCoordinates: 51°35′13″N 0°00′52″E / 51.587027°N 0.014563°E / 51.587027; 0.014563

Snaresbrook is an area of north-east London, mostly in the London Borough of Redbridge. A small part falls within the London Borough of Waltham Forest. It was part of Essex until 1965.

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. However, 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), although the western extremity of the Snaresbrook area is outside the ward boundary and falls within the Walthamstow parliamentary constituency.

Snaresbrook's most notable building is Snaresbrook Crown Court. It was opened in 1843 as an 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.

Snaresbrook Primary is one of the schools in Snaresbrook.

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.

Transport and locale

Nearest areas

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

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