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Inventory Site Record

Annett's Crescent (Islington)

Brief Description

In 1805 the land here was a large meadow, part of which later became brick fields. Annett's Crescent was built in 1822-26 by William Burnell Hué for Thomas James Annett who had acquired the land from Thomas Scott. Apart form Charlton Crescent this is the only early crescent in the area. The three central houses were first to be built. At each end the three end houses have unusual motifs on their balconies. The garden in front was originally planted with trees around the periphery and in 1928 was described as having a low wall with iron railings, with grass and trees, much as at present. The Crescent was rehabilitated by Islington Council in the 1970s.

Practical Information
Site location:
Annett's Crescent/Essex Road
Postcode:
N1
What 3 Words:
rigid.tender.blast
Type of site:
Garden Square;, Public Gardens
Borough:
Islington
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
8am - dusk
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Rail: Essex Road. Bus: 38, 56, 73, 341, 271
Research updated:
01/04/2004
Last minor changes:
19/07/2023

Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.islington.gov.uk/parks

Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Mary Cosh, The Squares of Islington Part II: Islington Parish, London, 1993; Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 4: North (Penguin, 1998); Royal Commission on London Squares, 1928

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ323842 (532327,184259)
Size in hectares:
0.09
Site ownership:
LB Islington
Site management:
Greenspace
Date(s):
1822-26
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
LBII: Surrounding terraces and 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:
CA23
Tree Preservation Order:
No
Nature Conservation Area:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
Rail Safeguarding Area

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