Enfield  Middlesex


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Enfield like this:

Enfield.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., Middlesex, on New River, 10 m. N. of London, 12,653 ac., pop. 19,104; P.O., T.O.; also P.O., T.O., at Enfield Highway; P.O., T.O., at Enfield Lock; and P.O. at Enfield Wash; 1 Bank, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Saturday. Enfield belonged to the Crown till the time of James I., and has remains of an ancient royal palace. ...

Enfield Chase was disforested in the 18th century, and is now occupied by the villas of London traders. Enfield Lock is the seat of the Government small-arms factory, and gave name to the once famous "Enfield Rifle.".

Enfield through time

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How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Enfield in Middlesex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 14th July 2024

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