Broomfield House Restoration

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Introduction

Broomfield House, the centrepiece of Broomfield Park, has been swathed in scaffolding since a series of disastrous fires in the 1980s.  Efforts to rebuild it have been led by the Broomfield House Trust and Broomfield House Working Group.  In 2012 they joined forces with Enfield Council to bid for Heritage Lottery Fund money to restore this historic building.

For detailed information about the project to restore Broomfield House, visit www.broomfieldhouse.org.


News

The Annual General Meeting of the Broomfield House Trust will be held next Tuesday at 7.30pm at the Ruth Winston Centre. Ahead of the meeting the Trust's chair, Colin Younger, has issued his annual report. As outlined in the report, the current most optimistic scenario for the rebuilding of Broomfield House is restoration of the complete exterior of the building with only very limited fitting out of the interior, to incorporate a cafe. Enfield Council support this, but only on condition that the costs of this work are completely covered by money earned by building housing in the Stableyard.

Enfield Council has issued an important statement about the future of Broomfield House and stableyard. Read the statement plus comments from the Broomfield House Trust and Friends of Broomfield Park representatives who have been invoved in the discussions.

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Colin Younger, chair of the Broomfield House Trust, writes that the current marketing of the house and stableyard to developers as a 'restoration and development opportunity' is the last hope for Broomfield House.

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This Saturday sees the launch of the long awaited exhibition about Broomfield House and the surrounding park, organised jointly by Enfield Museum and the Broomfield House Trust. The exhibition runs until 6th January 2019 at the Dugdale Centre.

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The Broomfield House Trust and Enfield Museum Service have agreed to hold a joint exhibition, "Hidden Treasures: Revealing Broomfield House", at the Dugdale Centre in Enfield from 23 July 2018 until 6 January 2019. The Broomfield House Trust will be using donations and a grant from the Enfield Society to fund the restoration and display of the Minerva panel of the Lanscroon Murals, which will be the centre piece of the display. We are awaiting formal permission from Enfield Counci,l who "own".......

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At its meeting on 18th October, Councillor Dinah Barry updated Enfield Council's Cabinet on the situation regarding the future of Broomfield House. Below we reproduce the relevant section of the draft minutes of the Cabinet meeting, along with a commentary by Colin Younger, Chair of the Broomfield House Trust. Excerpt from draft minutes of Cabinet meeting on 18 October 2017 BROOMFIELD HOUSE Councillor Dinah Barry (Associate Cabinet Member - Enfield West) gave a verbal update to Members.......
The Broomfield House Trust has launched a crowdfunding campaign aimed at raising £10,000 to be used to restore a section of the Lanscroon murals that were salvaged from Broomfield House after the first fire in 1984. Help bring Minerva to life! Broomfield House is a beautiful Grade II* listed 16th century building, the centrepiece of Broomfield Park in Palmers Green. It was badly damaged by fire some 20 years ago. It remains held up by scaffolding and awaits restoration. This is now.......

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Colin Younger, Chair of the Broomfield House Trust, updates us on the progress of efforts to restore the House.Broomfield House Trust members met with Enfield Council officers on 23 August to discuss thinking on a way ahead on the reconstruction of the House and stableyard.  This follows structural engineers' re-examination of the House's remains and further cost estimates for potential work.On behalf of the Broomfield House TrustThe Art of Gerard Lanscroonwith ML.......

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Minerva's face revealed by trial removal of protective coatingSpecialists have begun trial restoration of some sections of the Lanscroon murals that once adorned the staircase in Broomfield House.  If the trials are successful, it is hoped to exhibit sections of the murals at the Dugdale Centre next year. Tom Organ, Matt Organ and Rita Radovanovich of Arte Conservation with the packing cases where the mural remains are storedConservators working for Arte Conservation Ltd started.......
The Broomfield House Trust is hoping to work with local artists, teachers and schoolchildren on a project that would promote a lifelong love of art and learning while at the same time contributing to the Trust's multipronged efforts to raise funds to restore Broomfield House. The Lanscroon Murals in Broomfield House before the fires. The staircase at the Beaumont Care Home in Southgate also has murals by the same artistThe project would be be run along similar lines to Take One Picture, the.......