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Prebend Street Island Islington

Summary

The land in this area was part of the estate of the Clothworkers' Company, who owned and maintained this small area of green space at Prebend Street. The garden is partly surrounded by low walls, with grass, a few mature plane trees, shrubs around the perimeter and a number of seats. In 1928 the garden was described as 'a small enclosure at the junction of roads containing a number of trees'.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Prebend Street Enclosure

Site location:
Prebend Street/Popham Street

Postcode:
N1 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Gardens

Date(s):
C19th

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Islington

Site ownership:
LB Islington

Site management:
Greenspace

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: Essex Road. Bus: 271.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/06/2009
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.islington.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ321837

Size in hectares:
0.08

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

Prebend Street is named after the medieval estate of the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral who were owners of the land before it was acquired by the Clothworkers' Company in the reign of Henry VIII. Adjacent is St James Church, which was built of Kentish ragstone in 1873/5 and designed by the architect to the Clothworkers' Company, F W Porter. The Clothworkers' C16th Lambe's Chapel in the City had been demolished in 1872 and a half-figure of William Lambe dating from 1612 is in St James's Church over the door, together with Flemish roundels that were formerly in the chapel.

Sources consulted:

Report of the Royal Commission for London Squares, 1928; Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 4: North (Penguin, 1998).

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