Forty Hall, Forty Hill

This article by Stephen Gilbert was published in two parts by The Enfield Society in newsletters 226 (Summer 2022) and 227 (Autumn 2022). 1. Nicholas Rainton (1569–1646) was a rich London merchant who made his money by importing satin and taffeta from Florence and velvet from Genoa. A leading member… Continue reading

Christ Church, Chase Side Enfield

This article by Stephen Gilburt was first published by the Enfield Society in newsletter 225, Spring 2022. Henry Storer Toms[Courtesy of Enfield Local Studies & Archive] Henry Storer Toms 1840–1916 was educated at University College School and London University. He trained for the ministry at New College, St John’s Wood…. Continue reading

Gough Park

This article by Phil Whittemore was first published by The Enfield Society in newsletter 219, Autumn 2020. Richard Gough, the antiquary was the most eminent person to live at Gough Park, a house his father Harry had bought in 1719. It was a typical red brick Queen Anne house, comprising… Continue reading