Inventory Site Record

Rochester Terrace Gardens

Rochester Terrace Gardens (Camden)

Summary

The gardens are overlooked by the C19th houses of Rochester Terrace, arranged in pairs of semi-detached villas. The land was owned by the Marquis of Camden and the central garden maintained by a Committee of inhabitants out of rates levied by St Pancras Borough Council. In 1928 it is described as having well-kept lawns, trees and shrubs around the perimeter and an ash tree on the lawn. Renovations in the early C21st provided new play facilities, restoration of the railings and Victorian-style landscaping with grass, flower beds, benches and paths.

Basic Details
Site location:
Rochester Road
Postcode:
NW1
Type of site:
Garden Square; Public Gardens
Date(s):
1845
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
None
Borough:
Camden
Site ownership:
LB Camden
Site management:
Parks & Open Spaces
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
locked at dusk
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Playground
Events:
Public transport:
London Overground: Camden Road. Tube: Camden Town (Northern). Bus: 29, 253

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/08/2002
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.camden.gov.uk

Further Information
Grid ref:
TQ291845 (529151,184533)
Size in hectares:
0.4465
On EH National Register :
No
EH grade:
None
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:
Rochester
Tree Preservation Order:
Not known
Nature Conservation Area:
Yes - Local Importance
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
Public Open Space (Small Local). London Squares Preservation Act of 1931. Strategic View Corridor (part)
Fuller information

Sources consulted:

Report of the Royal Commission on London Squares, 1928

Photos

Rochester Terrace Gardens

Rochester Terrace Gardens, August 2002. Photo: S Williams

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