Place:Enfield Town, Middlesex, England

NameEnfield Town
Alt namesEnfield St Andrew's
TypeParish, Town
Coordinates51.6516°N 0.0837°W
Located inMiddlesex, England     ( - 1965)
See alsoEnfield, Middlesex, Englandmunicipal borough in which it was located
Enfield (London Borough), Greater London, EnglandLondon Borough into which the area was transferred in 1965
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Enfield Town, also known as Enfield, is the historic town centre of Enfield, in the London Borough of Enfield. It is 10.1 miles (16.3 km) north-northeast of Charing Cross. Enfield Town used to be in the county of Middlesex, but became part of Greater London in 1965.


Enfield used to be a collection of small communities spread around the royal hunting grounds of Enfield Chase. At the time of the Domesday Book (1086) the area was spelt 'Enefelde', and had a priest who almost certainly resided in St. Andrew's Church. By 1572 most of the basic street layout had been completed. The village green later became the historic marketplace between the church and where the fountain now stands. A market is still operated in this area, which is owned by the parish charity. Its name most likely came from Anglo-Saxon Ēanafeld or similar, meaning "open land belonging to a man called Ēana" or "open land for lambs".

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Enfield Town.

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