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Enfield is a rather large town when compared to other parts of London. And this is thanks, in part, to it being a very important market town in the Middle Ages. More on than that in a bit. Throughout Enfield’s life, it has gone through many changes but has always been an area of importance in some way or another. Enfield has very much changed to suit the direction of the local area and England as a whole over the years, and this has ensured its survival as a large town.
Enfield’s name is rather interesting. Unlike many other places around London, which were named after important Saxons or Normans, the name for Enfield is much earlier. It was ruled over by an Anglo-Saxon, though. Ansgar the Staller controlled the manor of Enfield during the Saxon period and was gifted it by Edward the Confessor. Ansgar was one of the wealthiest and more powerful nobles in the Saxon period and even survived the Battle of Hastings and led the defence of London despite being badly injured.
It would appear, though, that Ansgar was very happy to keep the name of Enfield. Enfield comes from an old English word, ‘Eanafeld’. This either means ‘open land that belongs to someone called Eana’. Or a place lambs are reared’. Sadly the true meaning of the name ‘Enfield’ is lost to history.
After the Norman Conquest of England (sadly, Ansgar wasn’t successful in his defence of London), William the Conqueror awarded the lands of Enfield to Geoffrey de Mandeville. He was an incredibly powerful and wealthy Norman knight and even became a Constable of the Tower of London.
Enfield really began to grow in 1301 when Edward I granted noblemen Humphrey de Bohun and his heirs a licence to hold a weekly market and two annual fairs in Enfield. The village green held the markets at the beginning until there was enough growth in the town to warrant the building of a market square.
The market was so successful for Enfield that it became the largest parish in Middlesex, and it still is one of the largest towns that make up Greater London today, thanks in no small part to the parish market.
As England evolved, so did Enfield. A key to Enfield’s growth over the years has been following the times and capitalising on them to ensure its legacy. The Royal Small Factory was set up in Enfield by the government in 1816. It built muskets, swords and military rifles. It is most known for the iconic Enfield rifle, though. The Lee Enfield rifle was one of the most important guns in British military history and is still included in video games, movies and popular culture today.
There is lots to love about Enfield, but we feel its success over the years is to be celebrated. For a town so close to London, it would have been easy for Enfield to be lost to history. However, a few wealthy noblemen and many plucky and enterprising townspeople really made sure that Enfield had a legacy that it could be proud of.