EN3 (Enfield) area guide

EN3
Enfield
To the north, postcode district EN3 is bordered by the M25, whilst to the south its boundary reaches approximately to Bounces Road and Croyland Road. To the east it includes part of the reservoir that goes by the name of Lee Valley Reservoir and King Georges Reservoir. To the west it is clearly defined by Hertford Road. The area of EN3 is centred around Brimsdown, but also includes parts of Ponders End.

The EN3 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Brimsdown, Brimsdown Station, Enfield, Enfield Highway, Enfield Lock, Enfield Lock Station, Ponders End, Ponders End Station, Southbury, Southbury Station, Turkey Street.
Ponders End was, historically, an area where executions took place, and its name is derived from the phrase ‘ponder the end’.

Ponders End railway station was opened in 1840, and as with most London suburbs, this marked the beginning of industrialisation. EN3 also includes the area of Enfield Lock, which developed as a result of the establishment of the Royal Small Arms Factory, in 1812, and whose workers lived in the area of Enfield Wash.
The area of Brimsdown is split into the Brimsdown Industrial Estate and a residential area, built primarily in the 1930s. It is a popular area amongst families and young professionals alike, and this is reflected in the housing stock, with the majority of property in this area being made up of flats (35.2 per cent) and terraced houses (41.7 per cent), with the median age being 33 years old.

Although it is located within commuting distance of London, the area of Brimsdown (EN3) is much more affordable than some of the inner city suburbs of London. For example, the late twentieth century, four bedroomed detached houses, within half a mile of the Enfield Lock station, on roads such as Salisbury Road or Government Row.

The Sunny Road contains a number of 1930s semi-detached 4 bedroomed family homes with a garden, while Vista Avenue is predominately made up of terraced properties.

There are a number of ex-local authority blocks in the area, such as those on Dorset House, and Guernsey House, where a one bedroom flat in a high rise block can be picked up for a very affordable sum.

The former site of the rifle factory in Enfield Lock was redeveloped by Fairview, after privatisation, to form Enfield Island Village. The development is made up of social housing, as well as flats and houses, with a communal central park and a small shopping centre. There is also a doctor, a dentist and a supermarket.

The area of Freezywater is located to the north of the postcode district, and earned its name from the farm once located on the spot, which was called Freezywater Farm.
Transport is good in BR3, with a number of bus routes and railway stations including: Enfield Lock station located on Ordnance Road, Ponders End station on South Street and Brimsdown station on Green Street.

The home ground of Brimsdown Rovers Football Club can be found at Brimsdown Sports & Social Club, on Goldsdown Road. As a youngster, David Beckham played in their youth team and won young player of the year in 1990.

As well as having a number of schools, Middlesex University has a campus in EN3 on Queensway . However, this campus is due to be moved to the Hendon campus.