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Mountfort Crescent, Barnsbury Square Islington

Mountfort Crescent, Barnsbury Square

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Mountfort Crescent was built from 1834-47 as part of the Bishop Estate and comprises pairs of bow-fronted villas set around a central garden, which forms the nucleus of this small cul-de-sac off the north side of Barnsbury Square. Named after Mountfort House, it occupies the ground of what used to be Reed Moatfield, in which was a moated site described in 1756. The architect John Carr McLellan lived at No.3 from 1883-88. In 1928 the garden was described as a 'small area enclosed by light railings owned by freeholders of surrounding houses, who maintained the garden'. No longer railed the garden has several notable trees.
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Site location: Barnsbury Square
Postcode: N1 > Google Map
Type of site: Private Garden
Date(s): 1837-47
Listed structures: LBII: Nos.2-6 Mountfort Crescent
Borough: Islington
Site ownership: Private
Site management:
Open to public? No
Opening times: private, visible
Special conditions:
Public transport: London Overground: Caledonian Road & Barnsbury. Bus: 153
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2004
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

Report of the Royal Commission on London Squares, 1928; Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 4: North (Penguin, 1998); Mary Cosh, 'The Squares of Islington Part II, Islington Parish', Islington Archaeology & History Society, 1993
Grid ref: TQ310842
Size in hectares: 0.06
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
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: Yes
Conservation Area name: Barnsbury Square
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation: Local/strategic view corridor. Local Shopping Area

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