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Goldington Crescent Gardens Camden

Summary

Goldington Crescent Gardens are an oval area enclosed by railings, with grass and tall mature trees, bisected by a serpentine path. The terrace of Nos. 5-12 Goldington Crescent was built c.1849-50 and the land was owned by the Duke of Bedford and a Mr A Wilkinson, each of whom owned half the houses of the Crescent. The gardens were provided for use of the occupants of surrounding houses, who bore the maintenance costs, but are now publicly accessible. A late C19th double cattle trough presented by the Metropolitan Cattle Trough and Drinking Fountain Association is situated to the north of the gardens. A new sculptural commission by Robert Worley, ARBS, was installed in the gardens in 2010.

Basic Details

Site location:
Pancras Road

Postcode:
NW1 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Garden Square; Public Gardens

Date(s):
C19th

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
LBII: Nos. 5-16 Goldington Crescent; double cattle trough

Borough:
Camden

Site ownership:
LB Camden

Site management:
Parks & Open Spaces

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Tube: Mornington Crescent (Northern). Bus: 46, 214.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/07/2012
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.camden.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ296834

Size in hectares:
0.2765

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:
No

In Conservation Area:
Yes

Conservation Area name:
King's Cross St Pancras

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

Goldington Crescent Gardens

Goldington Crescent Gardens, July 2002. Photo: S Williams

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Fuller information

Nos. 5-12 Goldington Crescent was built c.1849-50, the restoration of the terrace in the late C20th winning a Civic Trust Award. The land was owned by the Duke of Bedford and a Mr A Wilkinson, each of whom owned half the houses of the Crescent. Half the costs of maintaining the gardens were borne by occupiers of the Duke's houses, and half by occupiers of those of Mr Wilkinson. Goldington Crescent Gardens are within an oval area enclosed by railings with grass and tall mature trees, bisected by a serpentine path. In the late C19th a double cattle trough was presented by the Metropolitan Cattle Trough and Drinking Fountain Association and is situated just outside to the north of the gardens.

Sources consulted:

Survey of London; Report of the Royal Commission on London Squares, 1928

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