Enfield park wins £2 million lottery funding

Tue 20 December 2011, 5:55 pm

Enfield’s historic Forty Hall park has won nearly £2 million of lottery money for a major rejuvenation project.

The work will reveal the site of the Tudor Elsyng Palace, which was rediscovered during an archaeological dig in the grounds during the 1960s.

Enfield Council won the £1.8 million grant for the project from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which will also pay for a conservation officer being hired for five years to teach the history of the site to visitors.

The 17th century Forty Hall manor house is currently going through a £4.5 million refurbishment to restore it to its original designs, with work due to be completed in summer next year.

Sourced from Enfield Independent