Inventory Site Record

Regent's Park Terrace (Camden)

Brief Description

Regent's Park Terrace consists of 22 four-storey houses built c1840-50 in front of which is a private roadway and a strip of garden with a boundary wall to Oval Road. The garden was provided for the use of the tenants and lessees of the terrace, who paid an appropriate amount for its maintenance. It remains today much as it was in the early C20th, with grass, shrubs and mature trees.

Practical Information
Site location:
Regent's Park Terrace/Oval Road
Type of site:
Private Garden
Open to public?
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Special conditions:
Public transport:
Tube: Camden Town (Northern)
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Full Site Description

Regent's Park Terrace consists of 22 four-storey houses built c1840-50 in yellow stock brick with rusticated stucco on the ground floor and attractive ironwork balconies. Nos. 1-21 form a symmetrical façade, with the end houses projecting. In front of the terrace is a private road and then a strip of garden, which was provided for the use of the tenants of the houses. In 1928, this garden enclosure was in the ownership of the Trustees of Charles Oldfield deceased, and was maintained along with the roadway through proportionate amounts paid by the various tenants and lessees. At that time, the owners were against its permanent preservation as open space, which 'would entirely spoil the value of the whole of the freeholders' adjoining ground as a building site and would prevent their availing themselves of any future contemplated scheme for building over their private roadway and the enclosure (. . .) in the event of their deciding to pull down the existing houses on the termination of the leases etc., and erect on the site a block of residential flats which are badly needed in the neighbourhood.' In the event, the terrace remained with its strip of garden much as it was in the early C20th, with grass, shrubs and mature trees, bounded by a wall to Oval Road. The garden contains remains of a stonework feature.

Sources consulted:

Camden Listed Buildings website; Report of the Royal Commission on London Squares, 1928.

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ286838 (528610,183780)
Size in hectares:
Site ownership:
Site management:
Listed structures:
LBII: Nos.1-22 (consecutive) and attached railings
On National Heritage List for England (NHLE), Parks & Gardens:

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:


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:
In Conservation Area:
Conservation Area name:
Primrose Hill
Tree Preservation Order:
Nature Conservation Area:
Green Belt:
Metropolitan Open Land:
Special Policy Area:
Other LA designation:
Private Open Space. London Squares Preservation Act 1931.

Regent's Park Terrace

Regent's Park Terrace, July 2002. Photo: S Williams

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