Following the failure of the bid for funding of more than £4 milllion from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the Broomfield House Working Party is exploring the scope for obtaining funding from major charitable/heritage sources which could be used in conjunction with a reduced allocation from the HLF. The Working Party will be assisted by a professional fundraiser engaged by Enfield Council.
The restoration campaign is also being helped by cinematographer Christine Lalla, who made the film about the House and Park which can be viewed on the home page.For more details, see broomfieldhouse.org.
Broomfield house was sold to London merchant Joseph Jackson in 1624 after several previous occupants. During the 150 years that the Jackson family were in possession of the house, the house was internally remodelled to a considerable extent. The grand staircase was built and the murals were painted by Gerard Lanscroon and the surrounding Broomfield Park was also created.
During the late 18th century to early 19th century the once U-shaped building was altered into a rectangular shape, enclosing the once east-facing courtyard. After a period where the house was let to tenants, the house and 54 acres (220,000 m2) of land was sold to prevent development to Southgate Urban District Council, who opened the park to the public in 1903.
Between 1907 and 1910 the building housed Southgate County School, with Southgate's first maternity centre opening there in 1917.
The building was classified as Grade II* in 1950 because of its history and architectural uniqueness