PONDERS END is a mid-sized commercial and large residential district
London Borough of Enfield , north London adjoining to its east
Lee Navigation in the mid-
Lea Valley . It has a central high
street , the
Wright\'s Flour Mill here is the oldest working industrial building in the London Borough of Enfield .
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Elevations range from 21 metres (69 ft) to 13 metres (43 ft) above sea level, uniformly dropping from west to east. Two north-south railway lines enclose the residential parts of the area, bounded east and west by estates of warehousing, industrial and commercial use, one of which, Meridian Water area has the much under-utilised Angel Road railway station and is the subject of major reconstruction including 5000 homes and 3000 new jobs and a wide range of community facilities. The railways are:
Its northern and southern limits are along
See also: London Borough of Enfield § History ; and Edmonton, London § History
All but a southern belt of the district was in Enfield , as the south lay in Edmonton, the parishes becoming a civil and ecclesiastical after a split of functions in the 1860s, which saw the final secularisation of government, the disestablishment of the vestries following the increase in Poor Law Unions in the hundred years before.
Through the 19th century the area became industrialised, due to its straight road and waterway network up and down the Lea Valley including the 17th century River Lee Navigation . The first major firm to arrive was Grout, Baylis "> Wright's Flour Mill and the mill stream
* Wright\'s Flour Mill The oldest working industrial building in Enfield. * PONDERS END PUMPING STATION. Built in 1899 by the East London Waterworks Company . In 1995 the half-timbered building was converted into a public house called the Navigation a Harvester restaurant. Located on the west bank of the Lee Navigation, with views towards the grassed embankment of the King George V Reservoir and close to Ponder\'s End Lock .
South Marsh, Overflow Channel and the grassed embankment of the King George V Reservoir
* THE OVERFLOW CHANNEL is approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) long.
Flowing from the River
Lee Navigation above
NEAREST RAILWAY STATIONS
The 2011 census showed that 45% of the population was white (26% British, 17% Other, 2% Irish), 16% Black African and 8% Bangladeshi.
* James and John Chambers pioneers in South Australia in Stuart
John Hollowbread , footballer
* Christopher Hughes , former Mastermind and International
Mastermind winner both in 1983.
Stephen Mangan ,actor.
* Dave Peacock , musician.
Norman Tebbit , politician
The local newspapers are as of 2011:
* Enfield Independent * Enfield Advertiser
After boundary changes in 2010 -
* Secondary schools : Oasis Academy Hadleyand Heron Hall Academy
* Primary Schools : Kingfisher Hall Primary Academy, St Mary's RC
Primary School, Alma Primary School, Southbury Primary School, St
Matthew's CoE Primary School,
PLACES OF WORSHIP