Brook rises in this area and flows south and east. It is met by a tributary
from the west.
Post to the west West Lodge
Post to the east Hadley Road
Obelisk. Brought by Philip Sassoon from Wrest Park, Bedfordshire in
1933. It is said he acquired it to impress the Duke
and Duchess of Kent who were honeymooning at the estate. Trees were cut down on
a line through the forest so the monument could be seen from Trent Park House.
It is early 18th, creating a point
de vue near Ferny Hill. It was originally erected in memory of the Earl of
Harold, son of the-Duke of Kent, who died in infancy in 1702 although this date
is disputed. The inscription says "To the
memory of the birth of George Grey, Earl of Harold, son of Henry and Sophia,
Duke and Duchess of Kent." The bench in front is a memorial Brenda Pratt and Norma Adams. It has been used as a location for Dr. Who.
Ferny Hill Farm. This is built on part of Enfield Chase and is associated
with the Trent Park Estate established in the mid-18th on an enclosed
part of the Chase. It may have been established in the 19th as an ornamental
attraction at Trent Park. Farmhouse in brick
painted and partially rendered. It shares a wall with the timber framed barn.
Inside are back to back fireplaces and windows with shutters. At the back is a stable
block converted to a kitchen. Barn, this is timber framed with carpenters’
marks and weather boarded on a brick plinth. It appears to be 17th and
it is thought it was moved here from elsewhere. The farm’s owners describe it
as ‘Elizabethan’. Maize maze – the farm owners cut
corn into shapes which become a gigantic board game.
Moat. Earthwork. A smelly overgrown moated site with traces of buildings which are the the remains of the Forester's Lodge demolished in 1439 and used to build Hertford Castle. Timbers from a
bridge have been dated to approximately 1357. It has also been claimed as the site of the
original manor house of Enfield, or the manor house of the Mandevilles, Earls
of Essex – and the ghost of Geoffrey de Mandeville it said to haunt it and his
treasure is in a well. It has also been
claimed to have an association with King Arthur's Camelot - it is haunted by a white lady who is keeping
the Grail down a well. The name actually pre-dates Malorys Arthur stories. Latterly it is
said to have been a haunt of Dick Turpin. It was mentioned
by Sir Walter Scott in 'Fortunes of Nigel'.
David Pam. Enfield Chase
Dr.Who Locations. Trent Park Obelisk web site
British Listed Buildings web site
Trent Park web site
Ferny Hill Farm web site
English Heritage Camlet Moat web site
Londonist. Top 10 Moats web site
Haunted London web site