Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==History== Popular belief states that the park was named after John Broomfield who was a London Currier (a seller of leather goods). In 1556 he sold the land to a man named Geoffrey Walkeden, but by 1599 the estate was owned by the London Alderman Sir John Spencer. In the 17th century the land and house were purchased by Joseph Jackson, whose family owned it until family member Mary Jackson married William Tash in 1773. The estate was left in Mary Tash's will to her friend Louisa Powys, whose family inherited it when William Tash died. Since then, the park has been used as a grazing site for livestock, a sports track and a rifle range. None of these remain today. In 1903 the park was purchased by Southgate Urban District Council for £25,000 and was opened to the public on 25th April 1903. Broomfield House was Grade II listed in 1950, but after suffering a devastating fire in 1984 it has remained an empty shell covered in scaffolding. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the London Bird Club Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://londonbirders.fandom.com/wiki/Broomfield_Park"