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Southgate, Middlesex

Historical Description

Southgate, a village and a parish in Edmonton union, Middlesex. Southgate was formed as a district chapelry out of Edmonton parish in 1851, and in 1881 was constituted a local government district out of Edmonton. It is situated about 8 miles N from London, and has a station at Palmers Green, 1 mile S on the Enfield branch of the G.N.R. It took its name from having been a south entrance to Enfield Chase. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office in the N Metropolitan District, a cemetery of 4 acres formed in 1880, a village hall capable of holding 400 persons, erected in 1883, a reading-room and library, and a police station. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The manor belongs to the Curtis family. There are many good villa residences in and around the village. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of London; gross value, £400, in the gift of the vicar of Edmonton. The church, erected in 1862 from designs by the late Sir G. Gilbert Scott, E.A., is a fine edifice of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel with aisles, nave, aisles, N porch, and tower and spire. It has a mosaic reredos and some good stained windows. There is a Baptist chapel, and a Wesleyan place of worship. Population of the ecclesiastical parish of Christchurch, 3027. Palmers Green is an adjacent hamlet.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyMiddlesex 
Civil parishEdmonton 
Poor Law unionEdmonton 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Southgate from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Middlesex is online.

CountyGreater London
Postal districtN14
Post TownLondon