1303

Edward 1

Edward 1 issues Royal Charter to run market on Mondays

1585

Robert Ramston's Gift

Robert Ramston gifts forty Shillings yearly to be distributed amongst the Poor of Enfield

1618

King James I

King James I issues Royal Charter to run market on Saturdays

1620

John David

John David's Gift of the rents and profits to the relief of four poor aged widows of the Parish of Enfield

1632

Original Market House

Original Market House was built along with a pump and stocks

1681

Thomas Piggot's Gift

Thomas Piggot's Gift of 10 shillings yearly to distribute bread to the Poor of Ponders End

1740

Enfield Workhouse Rebuilt

Enfield Workhouse, Chase Side, rebuilt £3624 - 13s 4d a year = part of Smith's Gift

1763

Ann Crowe

Ann Crowe's Almshouses were built

1775

Mary Turpin's Gift

Mary Turpin's Gift - £200 in trust for three poor girls

1780

Charter of King George III

Charter of King George III - freedom granted to inhabitants of Enfield for goods, wares and merchandises

1806

Eaton and Meyer's Gift

Eaton and Meyer's Gift - all estate in Enfield to six poor widows

1819

Mr Isaac Padman

Mr Isaac Padman - the sum of £1,000 to be invested amongst the poor and religious

1826

Market House replaced

Gothic stone Market Cross erected to replace the Market House which went on to reside in the grounds of Myddleton House Gardens where it can still be seen today.

1829

The Old Vestry

The Old Vestry built

1830

Anne Gough's Gift

Anne Gough's Gift - £200 to be distributed amongst the poor of the Parish of Enfield

1847

Wright's Almshouses

Wright's Almshouses built

1893

Ann Crowe

Ann Crowe's Almshouses were rebuilt

1904

Market House

Market House replaced Market Cross

1974

Thursday market

Thursday market added

1987

Friday market

Friday market added

2003

Queen's Visit

The queen visits to celebrate 700 years of the market and lays a plaque in the floor of the Market House

2015

Regeneration

The Old Enfield Charitable Trust who operate the market undertake an extensive regeneration program following years of decline. The market is relaunched on October 1st with the introduction of an 80 seater, all weather food court, and an open invitation for buskers to use the Market House. The market now has 100% occupancy with new and exciting traders joining more established businesses. The water pump can still be seen on the Market Place but the Towns stocks have long since disappeared into the mists of history, with no one being pelted with rotten tomatoes at Enfield Market any more.

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