History

Historic image of Forty Hall Estate

Forty Hall & Estate is one of England's finest historic houses.

Set in its own Estate, with walled garden, formal and informal gardens, lakes, lawns, and meadows Forty Hall is Grade 1 listed and important to architectural English history as a fine example on the cusp between the medieval to modern style.

Built by former Lord Mayor of London, Sir Nicholas Rainton in 1632 the Hall stands on the edge of London and is important to understanding the growth of the Capital City and of the life and times of the merchant classes.

The Hall has been changed and reworked by a number of owners that lived there, including the Meyers, Wolstenholmes and Parker Bowles, however many architectural features remain from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

A visit to Sir Nicholas Rainton's Hall & Estate provides a unique experience of London today and is important to our understanding of the growth of the Capital City, and of the life and times of the merchant classes who established London as a major centre for trade worldwide.

Sir Nicholas Rainton

Enfield Archaeological Society