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Inventory Site Record

Leighton Crescent Playground (Camden)

Brief Description

Formerly owned by the Leighton Estate, Leighton Crescent Gardens is a crescent-shaped area designed in conjunction with the C19th terraces that overlook it, and contains some mature London plane trees. In the 1920s the garden had a lawn with shrubs and trees but it was later redesigned with a central raised landscape feature of rocks and shrubs and a circular asphalted playground, both no longer extant. A tennis court was incorporated but today the site is predominantly asphalt with some perimeter shrubs and trees.

Practical Information
Previous / Other name:
Leighton Crescent Gardens
Site location:
Leighton Grove
Postcode:
NW5
What 3 Words:
slope.fumes.police
Type of site:
Public Gardens
Borough:
Camden
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
closed at dusk
Special conditions:
Facilities:
tarmaced area for sports
Events:
Public transport:
Rail/Tube: Kentish Town (Northern). Bus: 134, 214, C2
Research updated:
01/08/2002
Last minor changes:
19/07/2023

Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.camden.gov.uk

Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Report of the Royal Commission on London Squares, 1928

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ294853 (529438,185315)
Size in hectares:
0.1154
Site ownership:
LB Camden
Site management:
Parks & Open Spaces
Date(s):
C19th
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
None
On National Heritage List for England (NHLE), Parks & Gardens:

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:
Public Open Space (Small Local).
Photos

Leighton Crescent Playground

Leighton Crescent Gardens, August 2002. Photo: S Williams

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