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Camden Gardens, north of railway, August 2002. Photo: S Williams

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Camden Gardens is a public garden on a triangular site enclosed by railings, laid out with grass and trees. The land was formerly owned by Marquis Camden and the garden was originally provided for the private use of residents of the surrounding houses. A Committee of inhabitants managed the gardens out of rates levied by St Pancras Borough Council. In the mid C19th the land was crossed by the London Midland and Scottish Railway but further building was prohibited under the London Squares and Enclosures (Preservation) Act of 1906. Recent landscaping has been carried out with new railings, gates and planting.
Camden Gardens, south of railway, August 2002. Photo: S Williams
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Site location: Camden Gardens/Camden Street/Kentish Town Road
Postcode: NW1 > Google Map
Type of site: Public Gardens
Date(s): early C19th
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
Borough: Camden
Site ownership: LB Camden
Site management: Parks & Open Spaces
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: 7.30am - dusk
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport: London Overground: Camden Road. Tube: Camden Town (Northern). Bus: 134, 214, C2, 29, 253
Camden Gardens, south of railway, August 2002. Photo: S Williams
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The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/08/2002
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.camden.gov.uk

Fuller information:

Camden Gardens consists of a triangular area enclosed by C20th railings, laid out with grass and trees and crossed by the London Midland and Scottish Railway on brick arches, bounded by roads on all sides and overlooked by houses. The land was formerly owned by Marquis Camden and laid out in the early C19th for the use of inhabitants of surrounding houses. A Committee of inhabitants managed the gardens out of rates levied by St Pancras Borough Council. The land was crossed by the railway in the mid C19th but building on the garden was prohibited under the London Squares and Enclosures (Preservation) Act of 1906. Recent landscaping has been carried out with new railings and gates and new planting.

Sources consulted:

Report of the Royal Commission on London Squares, 1928
Grid ref: TQ289841
Size in hectares: 0.2314
   
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
Yes
 
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List: Yes
In Conservation Area: No
Conservation Area name:
Tree Preservation Order: Not known
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: Not known
Other LA designation: Public Open Space (Small Local). London Squares Preservation Act of 1931
   

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