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College Gardens

College Gardens, August 2002. Photo: S Williams

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College Gardens is a triangular site at the junction of three roads, overlooked by C19th terraces and C20th buildings. The freehold of the site was conveyed to the Vestry of St Pancras in 1878 on payment of 5 shillings to the Trustees of the Marquis Camden and 5 shillings to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, with £55 and £15 respectively paid for the legal proceedings. Enclosed by railings, the small garden has grass, seats and a number of fine plane trees. A drinking fountain erected in 1876/7 in memory of Joseph Salter is located north of the garden.
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Site location: Royal College Street/St Pancras Way/Wilmot Place
Postcode: NW1 > Google Map
Type of site: Public Gardens
Date(s): C19th
Designer(s):
Listed structures: LBII: drinking fountain, K2 type telephone kiosk, houses in St Pancras Way.
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: 46, 29, 134, 214, 253, C2
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/07/2002
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.camden.gov.uk

Fuller information:

College Gardens is a triangular public garden between the junction of three roads, overlooked by C19th terraces and C20th buildings, enclosed by railings with grass, and a number of fine plane trees. Adjacent to the external railings of the gardens in the north is a drinking fountain erected in 1876/7 in memory of Joseph Salter (1832-1876), next to which is a 1927 K2 type telephone kiosk designed by Giles Gilbert Scott. The freehold of the site was conveyed to the Vestry of St Pancras in 1878 on payment of 5 shillings to the Trustees of the Marquis Camden and 5 shillings to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, with £55 and £15 respectively paid as costs for the legal proceedings. It was later maintained by St Pancras Borough Council and was preserved as public open space under the London Squares and Enclosures (Preservation) Act of 1906.

Sources consulted:

Report of the Royal Commission for London Squares, 1928; Camden Listed Buildings website.
Grid ref: TQ291843
Size in hectares: 0.0398
   
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:
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: No
Other LA designation: Public Open Space (Small Local). London Squares Preservation Act of 1931
   

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