Conservation Areas

There are 22 designated Conservation Areas within the London Borough of Enfield, several of which are located in or adjacent to Palmers Green - in particular, the Lakes Estate Conservation Area, located on both sides of Alderman's Hill

Conservation: Related websites

For more conservation-related resources, see the groups and websites listed in the Conservation Groups category of our Community Directory

Heritage and Conservation

The London Historic Buildings Trust is seeking ideas from the community about future uses of two important 18th century buildings in Edmonton - the former Girls' Charity School the adjacent cottage, located in Church Street, just to the west of Edmonton Green station. The site includes a school hall with a second classroom, a cottage which was originally for the headmistress, and a large secluded garden to the rear.

A most unusual house, near the top of Bush Hill, is for sale.

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Forty Hall reopens this weekend and will open every Saturday and Sunday. Tours are free be must be booked in advanced. The gift shop and cafe will also be open.

The Enfield Society has reported some positive news about the oldest structure along the New River - the Clarendon Arch, an aqueduct which carries the 17th century manmade river across the Salmons Brook.

The Theatres Trust has restated its opposition to the demolition of the Intimate Theatre. The recently deceased Nicholas Parsons appeared there in 1947, calling it a 'well regarded' theatre.

Each edition of the quarterly newsletter published by the Enfield Society has one or more articles about historic buildings in the borough, many of them written by Stephen Gilburt. Over the years these have built up to form a rich resource for anyone interested in finding out about Enfield's history and heritage, but even though the newsletters are available online there has been no way of easily finding articles of interest. That is, until now.

The public planning panel to discuss the proposals to build a mixed office and housing development on the site of Southgate Office Village has now been arranged for 7.30pm on 23rd January at Highlands School, 148 Worlds End Lane, N21 1QQ.

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As we reported in October, the National Lottery Heritage Fund has identified Enfield as one of 13 local authority areas that will be prioritised over the next five years. At the same time, Enfield Council put out a call for organisations to propose heritage projects that could qualify for lottery funding. The deadline for submitting ideas has now been extended to 14th February and the council has produced a video to encourage groups to come up with suggestions.

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Following the official launch last week of the borough's new Heritage Strategy, Enfield Council is encouraging community groups to propose ideas for local heritage projects that could attract funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF). Recent changes to NLHF priorities mean that projects in Enfield should stand a higher chance of success when bidding for funds.

A strongly worded objection to the planning application for demolition of the Intimate Theatre has been submitted by the Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres.