Bulls Cross

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Bulls Cross
Bulls Cross is located in Greater London
Bulls Cross
Bulls Cross
 Bulls Cross shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ342994
London borough Enfield
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ENFIELD
Postcode district EN2, EN3
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Enfield North
London Assembly Enfield and Haringey
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Coordinates: 51°40′41″N 0°03′34″W / 51.67815°N 0.059325°W / 51.67815; -0.059325

Bulls Cross is a hamlet located in the London Borough of Enfield, North London, and is part of London's Metropolitan Green Belt.

Bulls Cross cottages with the Pied Bull public house in background

Etymology[edit]

Bulls Cross is recorded as Bedelscrosse in 1465.[1] Recorded thus in c.1580 and on the Ordnance Survey map of 1822. The hamlet was also recorded in 1540 as Bullyscrosse meaning 'crossroads associated with the family called Bolle or Bull (who are mentioned in legal documents from the 13th century).[2]

Today[edit]

In 2009 Football club Tottenham Hotspur announced plans for a training centre to be built in the area. Work was due to start in 2009 and was originally planned to be completed by 2010,[3] but this was later revised to 2012. The centre opened in September that year.[4]

Geography[edit]

Bulls Cross is located in the north of the borough. It is bordered by Bullsmoor Lane and Whitewebbs Lane to the north. Forty Hall to the south. The New River to the east and Whitewebbs Park to the west.

Places of interest[edit]

Capel Manor stable block. The weather vane depicts a Clydesdale horse
  • Capel Manor. Now the home of the Capel Manor College with extensive model gardens which are open to the public. Built in red brick, the 18th-century house was remodelled in 1908 in late 17th-century style for James Warren, a wealthy tea planter. Behind the house, an orange brick group of late 19th-century stables and coachhouse with clocktower.[5] The stables are the home to the Clydesdale working horses which are used on the estate.[6]
  • Myddelton House. Since 1972 the headquarters of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA).[1] The house was built in 1818 by George Ferry & John Wallen for H. C. Bowles.[5] The plantsman E.A. Bowles created the famous Myddelton House Gardens in c.1900 which are open to the public.[7] The grounds contain the original Market Cross of Enfield Town, which is subject to a Grade II preservation order. There is also a modern museum with artefacts and displays relating to the life and work of E.A. Bowles.
  • Pied Bull. The small, rendered, timber-framed public house existed here in 1752.[1] Standing with a group of cottages close to the junction with Bullsmore Lane.
Myddelton House and gardens

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c British history online Retrieved April 18, 2008
  2. ^ Mills A. D. Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names (2001) p34 ISBN 0-19-860957-4 Retrieved 23 October 2008
  3. ^ Spurs training centre Retrieved 15 September 2009
  4. ^ Players see progress at new Training Centre Retrieved 16 September 2011
  5. ^ a b Cherry, B,& Pevsner,N, Buildings of England London4: North (1998) p450 ISBN 0-14-071049-3 Retrieved April 17, 2008
  6. ^ Capel Manor Gardens Retrieved July 8, 2011
  7. ^ E. A. Bowles Retrieved April 18, 2008