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Bartholomew Square Islington

Summary

Bartholomew Square is on land formerly belonging to St Bartholomew's Hospital, and replaced a square known as Old Street Square dating from c.1815. In 1894 the MPGA laid out an asphalted playground here. It has been renamed Bartholomew Square in recognition of the former connections of the site. The character of the area was all but obliterated in the 1970s by the GLC's rebuilding, which destroyed the whole pattern of the historic surroundings. Today the area is a hummocky grass patch bordered on three sides by low rise council blocks of Bartholomew Court and the St Luke's Estate. There are a few trees including horse chestnut and London plane and it is railed to Bartholomew Square.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Old Street Square

Site location:
Bartholomew Square, near Old Street

Postcode:
EC1 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Gardens

Date(s):
c.1815; 1970s

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Islington

Site ownership:
LB Islington

Site management:
Housing

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
appears to be unrestricted

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Rail/Tube: Old Street (Northern). Bus: 43, 214, 55

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2004
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.islington.gov

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ324824

Size in hectares:

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:
No

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
None

Fuller information

Sources consulted:

Mary Cosh, The Squares of Islington Part I: Finsbury and Clerkenwell, London, 1990; Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 4: North (Penguin, 1998)

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