Forty Hall & Estate is one of England's finest historic houses set in its own Estate. The 273 acre Grade II listed estate is a rare example of an intact 18th Century Landscape, with an Ornamental lake, medieval fishing ponds and streams, a walled garden, Pleasure grounds, Georgian and Victorian flora and fauna, lakes, lawns, and meadows. Forty Hall Estate is even home to one of the oldest Cedar of Lebanon trees in England.
Enfield Council was successful in securing a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for our Parks for Peoples project in order to restore and conserve the historical landscape features. A Children’s wooded play area has also been commissioned, which is open to visit all year round.
The Estate parkland contains the archaeological remains of Elsynge Palace, developed from a Tudor hunting lodge and medieval manor, frequented by King Henry VIII, King Edward VI and Queen Elizabeth I. The site and surrounding land is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and is the subject of annual archaeological digs, which culminates in a public event in July.
The Estate is also home to some incredible wildlife and habitats. Click on the Conservation and Willdife page for more information.
This fine landscape is much-loved and used by many.
Come along and learn about this historically rich landscape, take a stroll around the estate, bring a picnic and admire the scenery. Please note Barbeques are not permitted in any area of the estate.
Check out the events section to find out about events, walks, talks and activities, as part of the Parks for People project.
To see the projects and events co-ordinated by Friends of Forty Hall Park, Click Here
Dogs are welcome in the grounds.
For more information about Enfield's Parks click here.