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Inventory Site Record

St George's Terrace Open Space (Camden)

Brief Description

St George's Terrace was built c.1852, with a strip of communal garden in front of the houses that was owned partly by the Provost and College of Eton and partly by the Trustees of the Broder Estate, the dividing line marked by three stones in the ground. Tenants of the terrace were able to use the garden upon payment of an annual sum. A former resident of the terrace was Lord Byron's widow who lived in Nos. 10-11, where she died in 1860. The small railed garden is now publicly accessible.

Practical Information
Site location:
St George's Terrace/Primrose Hill Road
Postcode:
NW1
What 3 Words:
trio.custom.yoga
Type of site:
Public Gardens
Borough:
Camden
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
locked at dusk
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Tube: Chalk Farm (Northern). London Overground: Camden Road. Bus: 274.
Research updated:
01/03/2010
Last minor changes:
19/07/2023

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Full Site Description

Between St George's Terrace and Primrose Hill Road is a strip of landscaping enclosed by railings, which opens up to the north with a small garden area with grass, flowering shrubs, to the southern end the garden is a dense shrubbery narrowing to a point with a variety of trees, including a large fig tree. St George's Terrace is a 3-storey terrace of 11 houses in yellow stock brick and stucco built c1852 with cast-iron railings with spearhead finials. Lord Byron's widow lived in Nos. 10-11, where she died in 1860. The strip of communal garden in front of the terrace was owned partly by the Provost and College of Eton and partly by the Trustees of the Broder Estate, the dividing line marked by three stones in the ground. Tenants of the terrace were able to use the garden upon payment of an annual sum.

Sources consulted:

Peter Woodford ed. 'From Primrose Hill to Euston Road', Camden History Society, 1995.

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ277839 (527812,183993)
Size in hectares:
0.095
Site ownership:
LB Camden
Site management:
Parks & Open Spaces
Date(s):
1850s
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
LBII: 1-11 St George's Terrace with attached railings.
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:
Yes
Conservation Area name:
Primrose Hill
Tree Preservation Order:
Not known
Nature Conservation Area:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
Other LA designation:
Private Open Space. London Squares Preservation Act 1931.
Photos

St George's Terrace Open Space

St George's Terrace Open Space, August 2002. Photo: S Williams

St George's Terrace Open Space, March 2010. Photo: S Williams
2010

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