The Restoration Plan
We are aiming to restore the house as far as possible to it's original state. This will include restoration of the carved balustrade and removed handrail belonging to the original stair case.
The panelling and architectural detail at present in storage, that were rescued from the first and subsequent fires, will also be returned to the restored interior. We hope we can restore the exterior of the building to its elegant nineteenth century design, without the mock Tudor façade which was the result of a "style Make over" in the 1930's.
The original core of the house was extended in different styles over a number of centuries resulting in a unique record of architectural development.
In addition, in the longer term, we hope to restore the Stables which are also Grade II * and on English Heritage's Register of Heritage at Risk.
Detailing the past, present and future for this local landmark, this website aims to keep the public informed.
What makes Broomfield House interesting?
- Broomfield House is Grade II* Listed – amongst the top 6% of all Listed Buildings in the country.
- Broomfield House is part of the last pre-suburban complex of buildings in Palmers Green with listed walls, stable block and gateway, and forms important landmark element within the Grade II listed Park – one of only 3 Baroque water-gardens in the UK (the others are Chatsworth and Powys Castle). Therefore its importance to Palmers Green cannot be underestimated.