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The seat of the City of Enfield was the township of Enfield, approximately 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) north of Adelaide's centre, named after Enfield Town in the London borough of same name. In 1868, the council area ranged approximately from Dry Creek in the north to the Torrens River in the south east and Torrens Road (unrelated to the river) in the south west.
Map showing the boundaries of Yatala North and Yatala South immediately after the 1868 split, with relation to the Hundred of Yatala (shaded in green and yellow) and the Hundred of Port Adelaide (shaded in cyan and orange)
In 1927 the second Enfield council chamber, located on Regency Road, Enfield, pictured above, was erected.
In 1930, the recorded population of Yatala South was 4,979.
Well over half a century since its establishment, on 22 June 1933, Yatala South was renamed to be the District Council of Enfield following lobbying from residents. The district council was now named after its major population centre and council seat, the township of Enfield.
In April 1944 the Enfield council was granted municipal status, becoming the Town of Enfield. In January 1953, the population had reached a point where the municipality was granted city status and known thereafter as the City of Enfield. The chairman of the council became the mayor from 1944.
^"Search for 'Enfield, SUB'". Property Location Browser. SA0022644. Previous Name: Poor Mans Section; Derivation of Name: A town near London; Other Details: Originally a private subdivision of Section 340. In 1943 portions of the area identified as Enfield were added to Clearview & Broadview.
^ abMarsden, Susan (2012). "A History of South Australian Councils to 1936"(PDF). Local Government Association of South Australia. Retrieved 2016. Formed on 18 June 1868 when the original Yatala Council (see Yatala) was divided into DCs of Yatala North and Yatala South. On 22 June 1933 Yatala South was renamed DC of Enfield.