Freezywater

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Template:Infobox UK place Freezywater is a place in the London Borough of Enfield, North London. It is roughly located in an area either side of Hertford Road between its junction with Ordnance Road and further north that with Bullsmoor Lane and the Holmesdale Tunnel overpass, including an area westwards towards the railway line on the Liverpool Street/Cheshunt line. It is contiguous with Waltham Cross, even though the two are divided by the M25 motorway and the boundary between Greater London and Hertfordshire.

Etymology

First recorded as Freezywater 1768. Freezy Water 1819, originally a name of a pond here, so called from its bleak and exposed situation.

Local history

Originally a farm stood in this area in the 18th century, called Freezy Water Farm and the area was later named accordingly. During World War II Chesterfield School was hit by a V1 flying bomb aimed for the Royal Small Arms Factory, approximately 1.5 miles due east of the school. There was only one fatality within the school grounds, a teacher looking for her school children.

The church of St George, a large red brick gothic building designed by JEK and JP Cutts was built between 1900 and 1906. A planned tower was never constructed. It replaced a temporary iron church on a site next to it which remained in use as a church hall for many years.

Nearest railway stations

  • Enfield Lock railway station
  • Waltham Cross railway station
  • Turkey Street railway station

Politics

  • The local MP is Conservative politician Nick de Bois (the full constituency is Enfield North).

Schools

  • Primary schools: Chesterfield Infant School, Chesterfield Junior School, Freezywater St George's Primary School (Church of England), Honilands School
  • Secondary school: Lea Valley High School (formerly Bullsmoor Secondary school)

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