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The Cresswells of Winchmore HillThe Cresswells of Winchmore Hill - A Gifted Victorian Family (1999)
Author: Peter Hodge

ISBN-10 0905494075
The story of a talented, versatile and distinctive family and their achievements.
Descendants of an ancient Northumberland family, the Cresswells came to Winchmore Hill in the early 19th century.
This study is set against a background of legal, ecclesiastical and medical history, whilst Victorian botany, art and writing are recurring themes.
271pp. Illus.
”A first-rate family history…. A superb book.”
Family Tree Magazine
This book won an award for local history publications from the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society (LAMAS)
Arnos Grove and the Walker familyArnos Grove and the Walker Family (2008)
Author : Ruby Galili

ISBN-13 9780905494098
This book recounts the early history of the Walker Family of Arnos Grove.
In 1777 Isaac Walker, a Quaker cloth merchant of Cornhill, bought Arnos Grove with its exceptional painted hall and 250 acres of parkland.
His descendants were to live there for a century and a half. They were philanthropic landowners who made considerable charitable gifts to the people of Southgate and were heavily involved in local enterprises.
Despite being Quakers, Isaac, his wife Elizabeth, his son John and daughter Elizabeth lived as members of the gentry; they had many carriages and horses, invested in enterprises like the New River and the Smallpox hospital, had fine collections of paintings, silverware and minerals.
They improved the grounds of their park with several rare trees and plants and bought other local estates which came up for sale. The probable source of their wealth is a surprise, given their religious background.
Ruby Galili was led into researching the Walker family upon finding that her own suburban terraced house was on land that had once belonged to the family.
After teaching history in a Haringey comprehensive school for some thirty years she retired to research local history but has the background to relate the local history to a wider context.
This book is intended to be the first of three to relate the story of this remarkable family.
Broomfield an illustrated history of the house and gardenBroomfield : An illustrated History of the House and Garden
Author : Steven Brindle
Southgate District Civic Trust
ISBN 0905494067
A fully researched and authoritative account, by an official of English Heritage, of this historic Palmers Green estate. With attention once again focussed on the future of the fire-damaged house, Steven Brindle’s history has great topical interest.
22pp. Illus.
Heritage Walks in the London Borough of EnfieldHeritage Walks in the London Borough of Enfield (in association with The Enfield Society)

ISBN 9780907318194
Six historic trails in Forty Hill/Bulls Cross, Enfield Town, Edmonton, Enfield Lock, Southgate and Winchmore Hill.
The text draws attention to features of historical and architectural interest.
Illustrated with line drawings, and each walk is accompanied by a map keyed to the text.
64pp. Illus.
Ordnance Survey Map 1865 Winchmore HillWinchmore Hill in 1865 : A reprint of the 25 inch to the mile Ordnance Survey plan First Edition

Southgate District Civic Trust
A reprint of the first edition 25- inch to the mile ordnance survey plan (reproduced at about 15 inches to the mile) of Winchmore hill village before its transformation into a London Suburb. Includes the Grovelands ad Highfield estates and extends as far west as Bourneside and Southgate Green. A highly detailed survey with an informative commentary and line drawings on the reverse.£1.00£0.50£1.50