William Pymme

William Pymme (fl. mid 14th-century) was a landowner in Edmonton, now in London, a member of the Pymme family who had been granted land by Edward II in the 14th century.[1][2]

In 1327, he built the original Pymmes House[3] on the north side of Watery Lane[4] in Edmonton, now known as Silver Street. The house was subsequently occupied by a number of notable individuals including Thomas Wilson (1524–1581), William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley (1520–1598), and Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury (c. 1563 – 1612).[5] It was significantly remodelled more than once but demolished after a fire in 1940.[1] The house was sited in what is now Pymmes Park. The Pymmes Brook, named after the family, runs through the park.

In 1362 he entered into certain transactions relating to land with Adam Fraunceys.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Historic buildings: Upper Edmonton" by Stephen Gilburt in Enfield Society News, No. 206 (Summer 2017), pp. 6–7.
  2. ^ Robinson, William. (1819). The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Edmonton. London: William Robinson: Published by the author. p. 60.
  3. ^ A Brief History of Pymmes Park. Friends of Pymmes Park. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  4. ^ Hughson, David. (1809). London; Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis and Its Neighbourhood: To Thirty Miles Extent, from an Actual Perambulation. 6. London: J. Stratford. p. 398.
  5. ^ Pymmes Park. London Gardens Online. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  6. ^ Hughson, p. 396.

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