We will be launching the 2022 programme in mid-August
Old Vestry Offices
Parish Church of St Andrew
Perry Mead Housing
Total walking time: about 75 minutes
Nearest Station to Start: Enfield Town
Old Vestry Offices, 22 The Town, Enfield EN2 6LT
Tiny polygonal building dating from 1829, originally accommodation for the beadle. Used as a local police station until the 1930s and then as offices.Now headquarters of the Old Enfield Charitable Trust. Grade II listed.
From standing facing the building walk to your left > the Market Place soon opens out on your right-hand side, turn right into it > The Parish Church of St Andrew is straight ahead to the north.
Walking time 3 minutes
Parish Church of St Andrew, Market Place, Enfield EN2 6LL
Grade II* listed church, much added to, with a recently refurbished organ which has a fine circa 1750s wooden organ case. There are many excellent memorials. The Church has an eight-bell peal – the oldest bell dates from 1680. A church has been on this spot since at least 1190.
Carry on heading north, passing to the right of the church > when you reach Church Lane turn right > follow it to the end then turn left into Silver Street > when you reach the traffic lights turn left into Parsonage Lane > continue onto Holtwhites Hill > after passing under the railway take the second left onto Perry Mead. The new buildings immediately on your left are your destination.
Walking time 20 minutes
Perry Mead Housing, EN2 8BP
Perry Mead Terrace is an elegant row of predominately 2-storey houses, stepping up to 3-storey on the prominent corner of the site facing Holtwhites Hill which will create a beautiful backdrop to the eastern side of Perry Mead. They are constructed in a good quality rustic yellow brick and facades feature arched entrances and a notched profile which articulates each separate house. They have very generous sized back gardens. In keeping with the surrounding area the building line is set back from the street edge with grassed front gardens. Part of Enfield’s Small Sites Programme of new-build high-quality affordable homes. Design: Peter Barber Architects, 2018.
Return along Holtwhites Hill to the traffic lights, then turn left onto Chase Side > at the next mini-roundabout turn right onto Lancaster Road > at the following mini-roundabout, turn left onto Baker St, then at the next roundabout go straight ahead onto Forty Hill (route for pedestrians and cycles only) > continue along the left-hand side of Forty Hill until you reach the entrance to Forty Hall estate on the left
Walking time 35 minutes
Forty Hall, Forty Hill, Enfield EN2 9HA
This Grade I listed mansion hall is set in a fine estate. Built as a family home by Sir Nicholas Rainton, Lord Mayor of London 1632-33 and Master of the Haberdasher's Guild. Purchased by Enfield Council in 1951, now a museum and visitor centre with fine gardens.
Return to Forty Hill and turn left > follow the road round and across the brook (crossing the road as necessary to stay on the pavement) > Myddleton House is on the left, after a lengthy section of high brick wall.
Walking time 15 minutes
Myddelton House, Bulls Cross, Enfield EN2 9HG
Former home of the great horticulturist Edward Augustus Bowles. Neoclassical yellow Suffolk stock brick villa with a Victorian conservatory on the south side and a mid-19C extension at the north end. Adam style ceilings on the ground floor. Glorious gardens and a café. Design: George Ferry & John Wallen, 1818.
Nearest Station: Turkey Street (some distance); buses 217 and 317 pass along Great Cambridge Road near the House.