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Inventory Site Record

Montpelier Gardens (Camden)

Brief Description

Formerly the private garden of a villa of c.1840 fronting on Brecknock Road, Montpelier Gardens is an irregularly shaped area surrounding three sides of the house, with access from entrances. The garden retains traces of its original design including a stone terrace and low brick walls, mature trees and shrubs, a rockery and a small C19th built structure in one corner. Now redesigned as a children's play area with an asphalted enclosure containing play apparatus, the remaining areas of the garden are much simplified with trees, shrub beds and lawn.

Practical Information
Site location:
Montpelier Grove/off Brecknock Road
Postcode:
NW5/N19
What 3 Words:
needed.chief.worth
Type of site:
Public Gardens
Borough:
Camden
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
locked at dusk
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Children's play area
Events:
Public transport:
Tube: Tufnell Park, Kentish Town (Northern). Rail: Kentish Town. Bus: 10, 134.
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/parks

Full Site Description

The villa of c.1840 fronting on Brecknock Road is now 'One One Five' community centre run as a resource base for the Behaviour Support Service.

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 4: North (Penguin, 1998)

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ293854 (529435,185406)
Size in hectares:
0.3776
Site ownership:
LB Camden
Site management:
Parks & Open Spaces
Date(s):
C19th; C20th
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
Local List: Montpelier House and Nursery
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:

No

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:
Yes
In Conservation Area:
No
Tree Preservation Order:
Not known
Nature Conservation Area:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
Public Open Space (Small Local)
Photos

Montpelier Gardens

Montpelier Gardens, August 2002. Photo: S Williams

Montpelier Gardens, August 2002. Photo: S Williams
2002

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