Enfield, South Australia

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Enfield
AdelaideSouth Australia
Grand junction rd enfield.jpg
Postcode(s) 5085
Location 8 km (5 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) City of Port Adelaide Enfield
State electorate(s) Enfield
Federal Division(s) Adelaide
Suburbs around Enfield:
Gepps Cross
Blair Athol Enfield Clearview
Prospect Sefton Park Manningham

Enfield is a suburb in Adelaide, Australia. The suburb is about a 10-minute drive north from Adelaide's Central Business District. The suburb is bordered by Gepps Cross, Blair Athol and Clearview at the Northern end, and Prospect, Sefton Park and Broadview at the Southern end.

History[edit]

Enfield was established as a village in 1843 by George Hickox as group of 44 quarter-acre blocks. Hickox named the village after his birthplace in Middlesex, United Kingdom.[1] The name "Enfield" is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word "enedfeld" meaning "duck field".

Two houses in Enfield, Pine Forest in Gurney Terrace and Barton Vale in Walker Court, are listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.[2][3]

Government[edit]

Enfield is governed by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield council (seated at Port Adelaide) at the local government level. The council has one of its main offices located in the Enfield Public Library, the site of the seat of the former City of Enfield which amalgamated with the City of Port Adelaide in 1996.

At state government level, Enfield is contained in the state electoral district of Enfield.

The Enfield electorate was first created in 1956-1970 and then later re-established as a part of the 1998 electorate redistributions. Another redistribution in 2003 resulted in the alteration of the southern border.[4]

Education[edit]

Enfield has 3 main schools, Enfield High School and Enfield Primary School. Enfield High is partners with Blair Athol Senior School and is located on Grand Junction Road. Year levels start from 7 - 12. Enfield Primary is located near Enfield High and year levels start from 1 - 6. St Gabriel's School, Whittington Street Enfield, is a Catholic Primary school with enrolments from Reception to Year 7. It is the parish school of the Good Shepherd church, Clearview.

Shopping[edit]

Enfield has a small shopping centre located near The Enfield Library. The shopping centre has an IGA supermarket and Casual Living furniture store. The centre also has a salon, a bakery, barber and The Enfield Post Office.

The southern end of Enfield is well serviced by Northpark Shopping Centre, Regency Plaza and Sefton Plaza which are located in the neighbouring suburbs of Prospect and Sefton Park.

Transport[edit]

Bus routes 221, 222, 224, 225, 226, 228 and 229 travel from Adelaide CBD to various destinations in the northern suburbs, via Main North Road, on Enfield's western boundary. Circle Line route 300 services Regency Road on the southern boundary of Enfield and links the suburb with various destinations, such as Arndale Shopping Centre and Norwood. Bus routes 237 and 361 travel along Grand Junction Road on the northern boundary of Enfield to Port Adelaide, Valley View and Tea Tree Plaza.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Manning History of South Australia
  2. ^ "Dwelling ('Pine Forest')". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "'Barton Vale' House (sometime Vaughan House)". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "State Electoral Office". State Electoral Office. Archived from the original on 7 August 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2007. 

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Coordinates: 34°51′40″S 138°35′49″E / 34.861°S 138.597°E / -34.861; 138.597