The 2020 programme is now past. We will be launching the 2021 programme mid August 2021
Old Vestry Offices
Parish Church of St Andrew
Perry Mead Housing
Itinerary created by Open House Volunteer, Rick Smith
Old Vestry Offices, 22 The Town, Enfield EN2 6LT
Tiny polygonal building originally for the beadle. Used as local police station until 1930s and then as offices. 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, your destination is straight ahead to the north.
Walking time 3 minutes
Parish Church of St Andrew, Market Place, Enfield EN2 6LL
Listed church, much added to, with a recently refurbished organ which has a fine circa 1750s wooden organ case. There are many fine memorials. The Church has an eight-bell peal – the oldest bell dates from 1680.
Carry on heading north, passing to the right of the church. When you reach Church Lane turn right and follow it to the end then turn left into Silver Street. When you reach the traffic lights (crossroads with Parsonage Lane) walk north-west on Parsonage Lane, continuing onto Holtwhites Hill and then turn left onto Perry Mead.
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.
Walk east on Perry Mead and then turn left to stay on Perry Mead. Turn right onto Holtwhites Hill then turn left onto Chase Side. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Lancaster Road, at the nex roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Baker St, then at the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Clay Hill. Turn right onto Forty Hill and continue on until you reach the estate.
Forty Hall, Forty Hill, Enfield EN2 9HA
This Grade I listed Caroline 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.
Return to Forty Hill and turn left. Follow the road round and across the brook. Your next destination on the left.
Walking time 12 minutes
Myddelton House, Bulls Cross, Enfield EN2 9HG
Former home of the great horticulturist Edward Augustus Bowles. Neoclassical yellow Suffolk stock brick villa. Victorian conservatory to south side. Mid-19C extension to north end. Adam style ceilings to ground floor.