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If you are thinking of moving to the London Borough of Enfield or the Enfield area or visiting Enfield then we hope you find our view and review of the Enfield area interesting.

We are surveyors, so our view of Enfield may be a bit property biased, but would you expect us to be anything else but property biased! We carry out surveys all over London , including building surveys, structural surveys, engineers reports, of course we are happy to carry them out in Enfield . We have tried to put other interesting non-property facts about Enfield and the Enfield area, many of which we don't think you will find anywhere else on the Internet.


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Enfield , a bit of fun

If you can read these articles in the sprit they were written; that they were written for people that don't know the area. We would be more than happy to add any comments from the Enfield area and also comments from Enfield locals who feel that we've missed out any important facts, or indeed if any of the facts we have put down are not accurate.


Where in London is Enfield?

Enfield is in North London , or to be more accurate in the North East Corner of the City Centre of London. Our Surveyors feel that this is a good suburban area to live and surrounding and neighbouring areas include East Barnet Chingford, Edmonton   and Winchmore Hill, in fact Cockfosters is very nearby.  Enfield is one of the richest areas of history in London !  The classy Muswell Hill, is located close to the area, where we have had numerous Surveys. Also close by are Forty Hill, Clear

We carry out surveys, structural surveys and building surveys on all sorts of buildings all over London and we have carried out lots in the Enfield area.


A bit further afield

Enfield is north of the River Thames and quite a way out of Central London . It is close to the M25. To the north are Potters Bar, Northall, Cuffley, Little Berkhamsted, Brickendon, Wild Hill, Brookmans Park , South Mimms , Hoddesdon, Broxbourne, Roydon, Bumbles Green, Nazeing and Waltham Abbey. To the east are Loughton and Sewardstone, High Beech, Theydon Boise, Chigwell, Grange Hill, Woodford, South Woodford , Barkingside, Little Heath and Stapleford Abbots. To the south are Ponders End, Edmonton, South Tottenham, Wood Green, Palmers Green, Woodford, Southgate, Muswell Hill, Crouch End, East Barnet, New Barnet and to the west are Totteridge, New Barnet, Arkley, Monken Hadley, High Barnet, Borehamwood, Elstree, Shenley, Bushey, Watford and South Oxhey.

Thanks to Google Maps for help with this information.


Ways to travel in the Enfield area



The M25 is relatively close to Enfield , you can almost nip to it via the A10, known as the Great Cambridge Road . You can get to Enfield from Central London , via the North Circular, the A406, also known as Bowes Road and Southend Road .

Other major A' roads in the area are the A110, known as the Valley Road , Southbury Road , Windmill Hill, Slades Hill, Enfield Road and Bramley Road . This then becomes Nags Head Road ; just before King George's Reservoir, where it crosses it and is known as Lea Valley Road . The A1105, known as the Ridgeway Road, and the A111, known as Stage Hill, Cockfosters Road, Chase Side, The Bourne and Bourne Hill. Finally, it becomes Hedge Lane . The A110, known Fore Street or High Road, it then becomes the Hertford Road . The A1055, Mollison Avenue and Meridian Way .

B' roads in the Enfield and Enfield area are Montague Road , which becomes Nightingale Road and joins the A1010 and the B154, known as Church Street .


You are now out in the sticks as far as the tubes are concerned and it's railway or road transport. The nearest tube that we can think of is Oakwood and Cockfosters, with Seven Sisters and Tottenham Hale a bit further afield.


In Travelcard Zone 5, the Enfield Town station is the most central of several serving Enfield, including Enfield Chase, Gordon Hill, Grange Park , Bush Hill Park , Winchmore Hill.

The Liverpool Street line terminates here. It is one of the Lea Valley lines and is managed by National Express East Anglia. Enfield Chase station is on the opposite side of the town centre, and is on the Hertford Loop Line. Nearby Ponders End station is on the West Anglia Main Line and a further station at Enfield Lock completes the wide range of rail transport options available to the traveler.

This area is also covered by the excellent Google Street View, where you can literally walk along the road.


Interesting facts we know about the Enfield area


Interesting fact about Enfield number one

Enfield was originally known as a Manor and in the early part of its history was passed on to wealthy Earls and successive landowners who owned a lot of property in the area, so even as early as the 12 th Century property transactions were occurring in the area!. This could be related to the fact that the Kings of England used the area as a hunting ground. They were lucky in those days as there was a lot more Green Belt area!  (It is rumoured that our surveyors have cups of tea in the area and they know Enfield is a good place to visit, particularly if you like watching films, a very good cinema exists just by the town centre).

Interesting fact about Enfield number two

Enfield has interesting buildings that were built during the post war period.  It contains a range of houses, including 1950's and 1960's when rationing took place and buildings have interesting features such as high chimneys that we consider implications of on Surveys.

Interesting fact about Enfield number three

We have just remembered one other thing about Enfield and that is the variety of large gardens that it has in the area, including those of Capel Manor, which contains a Japanese historical and disabled garden of about 30 acres! If you fancy a bit more of an adventure try Trent County Park which offers more size and a magnificent Green Belt countryside; implications of Green Belt are discussed on some Building Surveys).

Interesting fact about Enfield number four

Whilst searching for information on Enfield we came across the London Borough of Enfield website: They have an interesting facts about hedges page:

You do not have to get permission to grow a hedge above two metres, and when it grows above two metres they don't automatically take action against the owner. If you complain to them they don't automatically order you to reduce the height of the hedge and they weigh up all the issues and consider the course of action.

It also says they do not require the hedge to be removed. The hedge legislation doesn't cover single trees, and they do not serve Anti Social Behaviour Orders for high hedges!

We are sure there must be some other interesting facts on the Enfield site. You can get information also on Heritage Conservation areas, such as the Listed Buildings in the area, and the design guidance for those looking at building or amending a property.

Interesting fact about Enfield number five

Enfield Chase was once covered by London and used as a Royal Deer Park.

Interesting fact about Enfield number six

At the time of the Domesday Book Enfield was spelt Enefelde.

Interesting fact about Enfield number seven

The railways came to Enfield in the 1840's.

Interesting fact about Enfield number eight

Enfield had the world's first ever cash point machine, now known affectionately as ATM's, and it was opened by Reg Varney, star of the 1970's comedy On The Buses'.


Enfield History

Enfield gained its name from early times in the 12 th Century when it was known as a Manor and passed onto successive generations of wealthy people in families.

Enfield was an area used for hunting by the wealthy.


Famous people that were born, have lived, or are living in Enfield

There are many famous residents and ex-residents of the Enfield area.  We also heard a rumour that that famous literaries, such as John Keats, spent most of his early years in the area and Thomas Hardy moved to the area when he was 22 and spent most of his adulthood in the area.


Famous buildings we have not surveyed!

The Forty Hall Museum , which is worth a visit for its history and stroll around its magnificent estate.

The glorious gardens of Capel Manor and Trent Country Park ; our Surveyors enjoy this, as opposed to being stuck indoors all day!

Unfortunately we haven't been able to come up with any other really famous buildings in the Enfield area, so anyone who knows any please phone or e-mail us, we are sure we can sort out some sort of prize.

We would add that as with many areas of London it has a mass of Victorian and Georgian houses, which may up the majority of the housing stock in the area, with some newer developments for the after war building took place, replacing bomb damaged houses and some housing with 1960 post-war built houses. We are more than happy to carry out building surveys, structural surveys, engineers reports on these properties to give you a clear idea of any problems that you may be buying when you buy your new house.


Things to do in Enfield

In Enfield the UGC Cinema, leisure and sports facilities are excellent as anywhere in London there are large gardens in the area for the public to enjoy walks cycling and fishing in magnificent green belt surroundings. Our Surveyors go for long walks to often discuss the area and surroundings after surveys. There are also many events taking place in the area and you can contact the Enfield Council for details on this.


Independent Surveyors

If you truly do want an independent expert opinion from a surveyor with regard to valuations, mortgages, mortgage companies, surveys, building surveys, structural reports, engineers reports, specific defects report, structural surveys, home buyers reports or any other property matters please contact 0800 298 5424 for a surveyor to give you a call back.


Commercial property independent surveyors advice

If you have a commercial property, whether it is freehold or leasehold then sooner or later you may get involved with dilapidation claims. You may wish to look at our Dilapidations Website at and for Disputes go to our Disputes Help site .


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