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The London Master Bakers' Pension and Almshouse Society was founded in 1832. The foundation stone for the new almshouses in Leyton was laid on 5 August 1857. At that time the surrounding area was a small village with a few smart villas belonging to London merchants. The almshouses were designed for the London Master Bakers Benevolent Institution by T E Knightleys, a large 3-sided building around a landscaped courtyard. Described as 'one of the grand almshouses of north-east London', the building has a number of plaques recording that electric light was brought to the almshouses in 1924 and that gas was installed in 1939. The almshouses remain in residential use and are now Council housing.
Previous / Other name: London Master Bakers Benevolent Institution
Site location: 551 Lea Bridge Road, Leyton
Postcode: E10
Type of site: Institutional Grounds 
Date(s): 1857
Designer(s): T E Knightleys
Listed structures: LBII: Bakers' Almshouses, 2 K-6 type telephone kiosks outside Almshouses
Borough: Waltham Forest
Site ownership: private
Site management:
Open to public? No
Opening times: private
Special conditions:
Public transport: Rail/Tube (Victoria): Walthamstow Central. London Overground: Leyton Midland Road. Bus: 20, 48, 55, 56, 69, 97, 230, 257, W15, W16.
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2012
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

Clive Berridge 'The Almshouses of London', Ashford Press Publishing 1987.
Grid ref: TQ376880
Size in hectares:
On EH National Register : No
EH grade :
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List:
In Conservation Area: No
Conservation Area name:
Tree Preservation Order: Not known
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area:
Other LA designation:

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