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Forty Hall

Forty Hill, Enfield, London, EN2 9HA

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About this venue

Forty Hall is a Grade 1 Listed Jacobean Manor House, nestled in leafy Enfield and set amidst an idyllic landscape. Step in to the Hall to admire the fine architecture and stunning period rooms. Enjoy learning about the history of Forty Hall Estate through the ages and about the life of original owner Sir Nicholas Rainton. The permanent exhibition offers a range of visual and audio interpretation and displays so there are ample ways for all of the family to engage with learning about the Hall in an enjoyable way.

Access Guide

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Mobility scooters are available to borrow to access the grounds and also to help access the main house from the car park.
    • These need to be picked up from the main house. Please ask at reception for more details.

Opening Times (Main House)

  • The venue has seasonal opening times and please contact the venue for details of opening times.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Enfield Town.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Turkey Street.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 8 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 470cm (11ft 6in x 15ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 92m (100yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 114m (124yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Level Change (Access From The Car Park)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in the corner of the car park, next to the designated bays.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in the corner of the car park, next to the designated bays.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the main house.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 112cm (3ft 8in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 112cm (3ft 8in) wide.
    • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception

  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Some of the rooms on the first and second floors are accessed by doors 68cm wide.

Level Change (Ground Floor)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the lift.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 126cm (4ft 2in).
  • Comments View
    • There are several other easy ramps throughout the ground floor.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the main stairs at the front of the house.
    • The Servants Staircase at the rear of the house is similar (shown in photograph 2).

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located straight ahead and to the left from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • The lift is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 95cm x 132cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 4in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Level Change (First floor)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the lift to the bedchamber.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 83cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • The door leading to the bedchamber from the lift is 68cm wide.
    • Some of the doorways on this floor have small thresholds.

Level Change (Second Floor)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the lift.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 81cm (2ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • There are additional easy and moderate ramps throughout the second floor.

Museum

  • Exhibits cannot be audio described.
  • Tactile signage for exhibits is not available.
  • Braille signage for exhibits is not available.
  • Touch tours are not available.
  • Video tours are not available.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.

Level Change (Access To The Shop and Toilets)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the right hand side of the main house from the main entrance, past the male toilet.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp leads to the shop, long gallery, cafe, female & accessible toilets
    • At the time of the survey the ramp was 92cm wide due to boxes being stored there.

Level Change (Internal Access To The Cafe)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading into the cafe from the shop.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Outside Access (Cafe Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the side courtyard, between the main house and the Banqueting Suite.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar entrance on the far side of the building, close to the Walled Garden.
    • It has a single push pad operated automatic door, 95cm wide.
    • The cafe can also be accessed internally from the main house, via the shop.

Level Change (Cafe Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Eating and Drinking (Nice Green Café @ Forty)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 2m (2yd 7in) from the cafe entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 58cm (1ft 11in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Plastic cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is main meals, cakes and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • Table service is available when the cafe is quiet.
    • Staff will also try to provide table service for any customer requiring assistance.
    • There is also seating available outside the cafe entrance, in the courtyard area.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Saturday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Sunday 10:00 - 16:00.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 27m (29yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the ramp leading to the shop, past the male toilet.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 156cm x 210cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 11in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is also an accessible toilet located in the toilet block just outside the main house.
    • Please see the separate guide for the gardens and parkland for more details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located off the ramp leading to the shop, by the accessible toilets.
    • The female toilets are 27m (29yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located off the corridor leading to the shop and cafe, just before the ramp.
    • The male toilets are 23m (25yd 6in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the ground floor standard toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • These toilets contains cubicles with doors that open outwards.
    • There are also standard male and female toilets on the second floor.

Level Change (Accessible and Female Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located off the ramp leading to the shop.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 83cm (2ft 9in).

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.