History of Enfield Market 2017-05-15T12:09:18+00:00

Cool Timeline

2015
2015

Regeneration

The Old Enfield Charitable Trust who operate the market undertake an extensive regeneration program following years of decline. The market is relaunched on October 1st with the introduction of an 80 seater, all weather food court, and an open invitation for buskers to use the Market House. The market now has 100% occupancy with new…
2008
2008

Queen’s Visit

The queen visits to celebrate 700 years of the market and lays a plaque in the floor of the Market House
1987
1987

Friday Market

Friday market added
1974
1974

Thursday Market

The Monday market has long since ceased to operate and Sunday to Wednesday the Market Place raises additional funds for the Trust in Enfield in car parking revenue. However in 1974, the decision to run the Thursday market was taken, closely followed in 1987 to run our Friday market.
1904
1904

Market House

Market House replaced Market Cross
1826
1826

Market House replaced

Gothic stone Market Cross erected to replace the Market House which went on to reside in the grounds of Myddleton House Gardens where it can still be seen today.
1632
1632

Original Market House

Original Market House was built along with a pump and stocks
1618
1618

King James I

300 years later in 1617, James I granted another charter to what remains today, The Old Enfield Charitable Trust to hold a Saturday Market in the Market Place for the good of the people of Enfield.
1303
1303

Edward 1

Twelve years before the signing of The Magna Carta, a charter to run a Monday Market in Enfield was granted to Humphrey de Bohun, then Lord of the Manor by Edward the 1st.