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Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]

"ENFIELD, a parish and town in the hundred of Edmonton, county Middlesex, 2 miles N.W. of Edmonton, and 10 N.E. of London. " (There is more of this description).

"BAKER STREET, a village in the parish of Enfield, and hundred of Edmonton, in the county of Middlesex, 2 miles to the N. of Enfield. [On Philip's London Street Atlas 2000, Baker Street is shown running North South, from near Enfield Town up to the open space containing Forty Hall.]"

"BOTANY BAY, a hamlet in the parish of Enfield, hundred of Edmonton, in the county of Middlesex, 3 miles to the N.E. of Chipping Barnet."

"BULLSCROSS, a hamlet in the parish of Enfield, hundred of Edmonton, in the county of Middlesex, 2 miles from Waltham Abbey. [Bulls Cross Road, farm, and Jewish Cemetery are on modern maps.]"

"PONDER'S END, a hamlet in the parish of Enfield, hundred of Edmonton, county Middlesex, 11 miles N.E. of London. It is a station on the Cambridge section of the Great Eastern railway. The Lea navigation passes within 1 mile of the village. There is a modern church, erected at a cost of £4,000, partly defrayed by the Parliamentary Commissioners."

 

Description(s) from "The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland" (1868), transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003; intended for personal use only, so please respect the conditions of use.

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Historical Geography

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TQ330965 (Lat/Lon: 51.651567, -0.078913), Enfield which are provided by:

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Societies

Enfield Society has its own publications including "A History of Enfield" by David Pam, in 3 volumes, and they also list other books of local interest on their web site.