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Rochester Square Camden

Summary

The land was within the Prebendal Manor of Cantelowe, owned by the Canons of the Cathedral Church of St Paul since before the Conquest. In 1670 the lease was acquired by John Jeffreys, whose grand-daughter Elizabeth married Charles Pratt, (1713-94) who was later created Baron Camden. Camden and his descendents began to develop the estate for housing from the early 1790s and Camden Town was completed by the 1880s. Rochester Square was built by the 1840s and the central area was leased for use as a nursery ground. By 1928 it is described as having glass houses, enclosed by a low wall with railings and a thick privet hedge. This use was maintained into the early C21st and the last tenants were Strouds of London. It is a roughly square plot between the backs of two C19th terraces of Rochester Square, enclosed by a privet hedge and mesh fence.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Rochester Square Nurseries

Site location:
Rochester Square

Postcode:
NW1 9SD ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Private Open Land

Date(s):
1822, 1901

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Camden

Site ownership:
Private

Site management:

Open to public?
Occasionally

Opening times:
private

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
London Overground: Camden Road. Tube: Camden Town (Northern). Bus: 29, 253, 274

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/03/2003
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ294843

Size in hectares:
0.2117

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:
Camden Square

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
Private Open Space. London Squares Preservation Act of 1931

Fuller information

Sources consulted:

Report of the Royal Commission on London Squares, 1928

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