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About the Society

Map of Edmonton Hundred (1840)


The Edmonton Hundred Historical Society is a local history society representing the Edmonton Hundred - a term for a medieval administrative area of what was Middlesex and is now North London. The area includes the modern Edmonton, Enfield, Monken Hadley, Potters Bar, Southgate, South Mimms, Tottenham and Wood Green. The 1820 map above represents the Edmonton Hundred area as shown in the Domesday Book in 1086.

The Edmonton Hundred Historical Society was founded in 1936. Membership is open to everyone with an interest in the history of the locality.

The Society has an active programme of monthly talks on a wide variety of topics by guest speakers and society members, mostly in the evening, occasionally during the day.

All members receive a copy of the regular newsletter that contains articles, comments and the programme of future activities including visits to places of historical interest.

The Society enjoys links with other local groups and joins forces for meetings when the subject matter is of mutual interest.

For the past few years the Society has held a Day Conference on a winter Saturday focusing on an historical theme.

Over the years the Society has published more than 60 books on the history of the area and continues to add new publications to the catalogue. These publications are available to members at reduced prices.

The Society uses its influence for the preservation of local buildings and sites of historic interest. It can only do this with a strong and active membership for it relies on the members to keep it informed of impending changes which might lead to the destruction of some part of our heritage.

The Society is a Registered Charity, No: 299073