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

Nat Buckeridge from Enfield Council's Place Directorate has sent information regarding an online discussion about the council's heritage strategy on 9th December. He also has news about a Culture, Heritage and Creative Industries newsletter.

Enfield's planning committee tonight voted to approve the plan to demolish St Monica's Large Hall (aka the Intimate Theatre) to make way for a new parish centre for the adjoining church plus six two-bed flats. There were seven votes for, one against and four absentions.

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In this year's Open House Festival (now longer than just one weekend) you'll have an opportunity to visit (in some cases, only virtually) ten buildings or groups of buildings in Enfield borough, plus to tour the 'daylighted' parts of the Moore Brook, find out about the masterplan for Meridian Water and follow a 'self-guided' itinerary.

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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