Heritage at Risk

The Society’s Conservation and Heritage Group maintain a list of Nationally Listed buildings, parks and other structures in the Borough which are “at risk” and of concern. This is the list.

Last updated March 2024.


All Saints Church, EdmontonNeeds extensive refurbishment work.
NLHF has made a grant of [?] £180,000 to revive the church’s presence amongst Edmonton’s communities and to improve the management of the historic church. The grant will amongst other things fund urgent repairs to the south chapel parapet. TES has agreed to contribute £5,000.
Broomfield HouseHistoric England have now agreed that following the last fire nothing of historic value now remains. The Council proposes to remove the scaffolding, clear/demolish unsafe elements that remain and create a ‘memorialisation’ so that the history of the house is recorded. It is suggested that if at all possible the “memorial” should include the remains of the house to the extent that they are not dangerous.
NLHF has made a “development” grant of £532,490 to enable the Council to make an application for a larger grant of £3.6 million to fund the project, which will include reconnecting the remains of the house with the park through landscaping, and restoration of the Baroque water garden.
Broomfield House, Stable BlockThe Society has visited with Council Officers. Tremendous potential. In need of extensive work. First floor (hay loft?) has collapsed. We are concerned to ensure that any action to deal with the remains of the House should also deal with the future of the Stable Block.Priority
The Charity School, EdmontonThe “meanwhile” occupation by the Florence Trust is generating rent allowing essential repairs to the roof, gutters etc. The NLHF has made a Development Grant which is enabling London Historic Buildings Trust (LHBT) to work up the details of a scheme for a full grant to fund restoration of the buildings. LHBT hopes to submit its bid for the Development Grant in May 2024, and to get the result around August. The Charity Commission has agreed in principle to the transfer of the buildings from the historic charity to LHBT.
24 Church Street, EdmontonSeparately identified on the list but part of the Charity School.
Holly Hill Farm, North EnfieldOwned by the Council, future uncertain. LBE is proceeding with temporary repairs.Priority
Lavender Hill Non-Conformist ChapelLHBT and The Enfield Society give high priority to developing this building for community use. LHBT has put forward a proposal for an Options Appraisal to assess the condition of the building and explore potential uses.
NLHF has agreed to fund this, with contributions from the Pilgrim Trust and The Society.
North Lodge, Whitewebbs RoadPrivately owned, enforcement action taken to secure the site. The building has now been acquired by Spurs and LBE are in conversation with Spurs about the way forward.
St Andrew’s Church, Enfield TownNeeds extensive refurbishment work. Heritage Lottery Funding likely to be the main source of funding.
There is concern that various changes had been made internally without due consideration of heritage issues – Andrew Newman would follow up.
Southgate House, Southgate High StreetNow sold as a worship centre for the Southgate Muslim Association.
LBE have told the owners what needs to be done urgently and a meeting was arranged for October.
Trent Park terraceWork in progress by Berkeley Homes
Enfield Electricity Works, Ladysmith RoadA fine building, owned by National Grid. Development difficult due to the high voltage sub-station on the site.
Whitewebbs BarnPlanning approval given for residential conversion. Planning conditions not yet discharged. The building has been protected with scaffolding.
Whitewebbs HouseAt the suggestion of LBE Heritage Team and HE The Society has made an application for listing.Historic England have responded but deferred making a decision as there is no immediate risk to the building.


BroomfieldRefurbishment of the lakes a priority
GrovelandsNeeds a Conservation Management Plan to cover the whole estate, across the different ownerships.A draft Plan dating from 2015 is in existence.
Trent ParkA Strategy Plan for getting the Park off the Heritage at Risk List is being drawn up by consultants paid for by Berkeley Homes. LBE are getting quotes for restoring the landscape on the north side of the lake (to be s106 funded by Berkeley Homes).
Berkeley Homes are not obliged or intending to reinstate a bridge at the east end of the lake. LBE is in favour of doing so and the Heritage Team have suggested that TES should “front” a NHLF bid. LBE’s rough estimate of the cost is £100k.
Possibility of The Society making a NLHF bid to fund the bridge to be considered
The site of Elsynge Palace, Forty HillTree and shrub growth in the area threaten the archaeological remains and obscure the historic layout of the park. A plan is being developed to remove undergrowth and self-seeded trees back to the original tree line.

Other Structures

Conduit House, Whitewebbs ParkThe Society has proposed an investigation of this structure, initially to establish its age and to make it safe and consolidate it to prevent deterioration. Spurs has now published plans for the area include restoring the Conduit House.It remains important to do a proper investigation of the structure before any work is done. We need to continue to chase the Council Parks department and liaise with Spurs
Clarendon Arch, Bush HillDesirable to restore public access to view at least on an occasional basis. It appears that Thames Water, contrary to earlier impressions, retains ownership of the viewing area and that efforts to obtain access need to be addressed to them.

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