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Bulls Cross is a Hamlet (place) located in the London Borough of Enfield, North London, and is part of London's Metropolitan Green Belt.

Etymology

Bulls Cross is recorded as ''Bedelscrosse'' in 1465. Recorded thus in c.1580 and on the Ordnance Survey map of 1822. The hamlet was also recorded in 1540 as ''Bullyscrosse'' meaning 'crossroads associated with the family called ''Bolle'' or ''Bull'' (who are mentioned in legal documents from the 13th century).Mills A. D. ''Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names'' (2001) p34 ISBN 0-19-860957-4 Retrieved 23 October 2008 Bulls Cross is a Hamlet (place) located in the London Borough of Enfield, North London, and is part of London's Metropolitan Green Belt.

Today

Football (soccer) club Tottenham Hotspur F.C. have announced plans for a training centre to be built in the area. Work is due to start in 2009 and was planned to be completed by 2010.[http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/articles/startofworksthenewtottenhamhotspurtrainingcentre110909.html Spurs training centre] Retrieved 15 September 2009 However, the completion date has now been revised to 2012. It is now completed. [http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/futureplans/trainingcentre/news/players-see-progress-new-training-centre-200511.html Players see progress at new Training Centre] Retrieved 16 September 2011 Bulls Cross is a Hamlet (place) located in the London Borough of Enfield, North London, and is part of London's Metropolitan Green Belt.

Geography

Bulls Cross is located in the north of the borough. It is bordered by Bullsmoor Lane and Whitewebbs Lane to the north. Forty Hall to the south. The New River (England) to the east and Whitewebbs Park to the west. Bulls Cross is a Hamlet (place) located in the London Borough of Enfield, North London, and is part of London's Metropolitan Green Belt.

Places of interest

* '''Capel Manor'''. Now the home of the Capel Manor College with extensive model gardens which are open to the public. Built in red brick, the 18th-century house was remodelled in 1908 in late 17th-century style for James Warren, a wealthy tea planter. Behind the house, an orange brick group of late 19th-century stables and coachhouse with clocktower.Cherry, B,& Nikolaus Pevsner, ''Buildings of England'' London4: North (1998) p450 ISBN 0-14-071049-3 Retrieved April 17, 2008 The stables are the home to the Clydesdale (horse) working horses which are used on the estate.[http://www.capelmanorgardens.co.uk/ Capel Manor Gardens] Retrieved July 8, 2011
* '''Myddelton House'''. Since 1972 the headquarters of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA). The house was built in 1818 by George Ferry & John Wallen for H. C. Bowles. The plantsman Edward Augustus Bowles created the famous Myddelton House Gardens in c.1900 which are open to the public.[http://www.eabowlessociety.org.uk E. A. Bowles] Retrieved April 18, 2008 The grounds contain the original Market Cross of Enfield Town, which is subject to a Grade II preservation order. There is also a modern museum with artefacts and displays relating to the life and work of E.A. Bowles.
* '''Pied Bull'''. The small, Stucco, Timber framing public house existed here in 1752.[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26949 British history online] Retrieved April 18, 2008 Standing with a group of cottages close to the junction with Bullsmore Lane. Bulls Cross is a Hamlet (place) located in the London Borough of Enfield, North London, and is part of London's Metropolitan Green Belt.

Notable people

* Bernard Bosanquet (cricketer), cricketer
* E.A. Bowles, horticulturist and plantsman
* Frances Perry, horticulturist, gardening writer and presenter Bulls Cross is a Hamlet (place) located in the London Borough of Enfield, North London, and is part of London's Metropolitan Green Belt.

References

Category:Districts of Enfield
Category:Areas of London