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Mountfort Terrace, Barnsbury Square Islington

Summary

Mountfort Terrace was built in 1841, part of the Bishop Estate to the south of Barnsbury Square. The Terrace is fronted by an open area, owned by freeholders of the surrounding houses, which in 1928 was described as a ‘small oval shaped area planted with shrubs and a few trees’. It is now largely tarmaced with some roses and a number of trees including eucalyptus, false acacia, specimen conifers and walnut. C19th houses remain on the west side of the terrace. The portrait painter Frederick Ullman lived at No. 4 in 1886-88.

Basic Details

Site location:
Barnsbury Square

Postcode:
N1 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Housing/Estate Landscaping

Date(s):
1841

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
LBII: Nos. 1 - 4 Mountfort Terrace

Borough:
Islington

Site ownership:
private or LB Islington?

Site management:
Greenspace

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted, albeit private

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
London Overground: Caledonian Road and 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. www.islington.gov.uk/parks

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ310841

Size in hectares:
0.05265

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:
Barnsbury Square

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
Yes - Archaeology Priority Area

Other LA designation:
Local/strategic view corridor. Local Shopping Area

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

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