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.


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This project has been generously funded by the Architectural Heritage Fund and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. 

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