Charity School, Edmonton
Grade II listed. On the Heritage at Risk Register
The former Girls’ Charity School and the adjacent cottage at no.24 Church Street in Edmonton are both Grade II listed, and located within the Church Street Conservation Area. Both properties and the Conservation Area are on the Heritage at Risk Register.
The Charity School was built in 1784 and for many years provided education for local girls, while the adjacent cottage offered accommodation for the school-mistress. In recent decades the school building has been used for various community activities, however for the last ten years, its poor condition has prevented public access and regular use.
To protect the vacant buildings from vandalism, Live-in Guardians will be moving in soon. They will be undertaking emergency repair works, and have generously offered a donation in-kind of £12,000.
The Trust has secured funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Architectural Heritage Fund to commission and oversee the delivery of an Options Appraisal, through which a solution for the buildings will be identified. (As an Options Appraisal Enhancement, the study builds on work carried out in 2012)
Our aim is to find an end use for the buildings that once again allows them to benefit the local community. To achieve this we’re working closely with Enfield Council, the Enfield Society, the Diocese of London, Learning for Life Charity, and West Lea School.
We have appointed our Project Team following a tendering process and are excited to be working with them to deliver the study;
Lead Consultant – Nicola de Quincey, architecture and conservation
Structural Engineer – Edward Morton, The Morton Partnership
Quantity Surveyor – Ian Walker, Walker Associates
Business Planner – Jim Roberts, Fourth Street
Community Consultant – Debbie Radcliffe
During the delivery of the Options Appraisal Enhancement, we will also be running a programme of community consultation and project activities. These will be detailed here shortly.
This project has been generously funded by the Architectural Heritage Fund and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
To support us financially you can make a one off donation or, for an annual donation, you can become one of our patrons and take part in our new Patron’s Programme of events, lectures and site visits.