A HISTORIC Enfield landmark will get a major revamp after winning nearly £2m of lottery money.

Forty Hall Park will undergo improvements to reveal the site of the Tudor-era Elsyng Palace – rediscovered during an archaeological dig on the grounds in the 1960s – and install a playground a new bridge across the brook.

Enfield Council won the £1.8m grant for the project from the Heritage Lottery Fund yesterday, which also includes a conservation officer being hired for five years to teach the history of the site to visitors.

The 17th century Forty Hall manor house is currently going through a £4.5m refurbishment to restore it to its original designs, with work due to be completed in summer next year.

Councillor Chris Bond, cabinet member for environment, said he was “delighted” by the grant, that will also be used to give the gardens a facelift.