|Project:||Repairs to Grade II Listed Boundary walls|
|Client:||London Borough of Enfield|
|Contract Administrator:||London Borough of Enfield|
|Contract period:||28 weeks|
|Status:||Completed June 2010|
Broomfield Lodge is said to have been built as a hunting lodge for James I in the 16th century but it has been changed many times over the years. By 1624 there are records of a big house 'with 14 hearths' belonging to a City merchant, Joseph Jackson. Jackson improved and enlarged both house and estate in the early 18th century probably including the formal gardens to the west. The formal garden, ponds and house are enclosed by red brick walls which date from the 16th century and 18th century.
In 1902 the house and 54 acres of its grounds were purchased by Southgate Urban District Council and opened to the public in 1903. The House was listed as Grade II * in 1950 and the grounds have been included as Grade II in the Department of Environment Register Historic Parks and Gardens.
In 2010 we was commissioned by London Borough of Enfield to carry out an extensive repair programme to the parks walling which included; repointing missing/loose mortar with lime mortar, re-bed loose bricks, stich in new bricks where missing, strengthen cracked brickwork with bed joint reinforcement, take down and rebuild leaning sections of wall, construction of new buttress piers, render repairs, removal of vegetation, railing replacement, replacement of timbers to pergola.
All of the works were undertaken in cooperation with English Heritage and the local Conservation Officer whist the park remain open to the public.
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