Volunteers wanted to update the Local Heritage List

We’re very proud of the Local Heritage List which we helped the Council to produce in 2018. There are currently 263 entries on the Local List of special local interest including buildings, structures and sites.  The List was created using data created by volunteers across the borough and is consistent with Historic England best practice. The Local List is a material consideration for planning applications.It is also a fantastic showcase for Enfield—with all its local quirks and distinctiveness.

We are now working with the Council on an update of the Local List and are looking for volunteers to review specific areas of the borough, identify what might have been missed from the last review, make sure information is consistent and do research to support inclusions.  The review will be looking particularly at: industrial heritage, the heritage of communities who have settled in the borough since 1900, war-time heritage, Post-War heritage and public art and sculpture.  The Council’s heritage team will offer training on how to identify why a structure, landscape or site should be included in the updated Local List and how to present the information. There will be an online training session from 17:00-19:00 on Thursday 23rd June. The Council will also offer a training session on how to use the Local Studies Collection and Archive. 

If you’re interested in heritage then this is a fantastic chance to learn some new skills and see parts of Enfield that you may not have visited before.  Or you may have been involved in the Stories of Enfield projects and have new information to share. There will be a lot of working alone but the Society and the Council heritage team will offer support. Unfortunately it is not able to offer any kind of payment. 

You don’t need to have done anything like this before. We’d just love to hear from you if you’re interested. Please email the Society at heritagelist@enfieldsociety.org.uk

We look forward to hearing from you!

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