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This site has the following component area(s):

Chase Green Gardens and Gentlemans Row

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Brief description of site

There is a fragment of oak woodland to the west and the gardens at the south end are part of the late-19th/early-20th century landscaping of the east part of Enfield Town. At the south end is the Cenotaph Garden with a war memorial.

Brief history of site

Chase Green is former woodland that became part of the hunting park of Enfield Chase in 1136 but to which local people retained common rights. When the Chase was enclosed in 1779 a portion was allotted to Enfield villagers as compensation for loss of rights, although this was enclosed in 1803 except for 5 hectares that were later transferred to Enfield UDC in 1898. As such Chase Green constitutes the first public open space in Enfield.

Location information:

Address: Chase Side/Chase Green Avenue/Church Street, Enfield Town, EN2 6SD

Locality: London

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Enfield

Historical County: Middlesex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 176/177 Grid Ref: TQ323969
Latitude: 51.6553 Longitude: -0.0888743

Directions:

Rail: Enfield Chase/Enfield Town. Bus: 121, 191, 192, 231, 307, 313, 317, 329, W9 [310, 310A, 311, 517, 610, W10]

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Opening is unrestricted.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: public park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: After 1803

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 3.44

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