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Camden Gardens Camden

Summary

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.

Basic Details

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:
None

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

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

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ289841

Size in hectares:
0.2314

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
No

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
Yes

Local Authority Data

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

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

Camden Gardens

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

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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

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