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Inventory Site Record

Highbury Park Terrace (Islington)

Brief Description

The site is an oblong enclosed area set back from the hilltop road beyond Highbury Barn, which forms the frontage to Highbury Park Terrace, a range of 20 elaborate Grecian terraced houses. The strip of garden is above pavement level behind a retaining wall and contains grass and a row of horse chestnuts. It is shown on Cruchley's map of 1829.

Practical Information
Site location:
Highbury Park
Postcode:
N5
What 3 Words:
curiosity.bumps.grace
Type of site:
Private Garden
Borough:
Islington
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
none
Events:
Public transport:
Tube: Highbury & Islington (Victoria) the bus. Bus: 4, 19, 236
Research updated:
01/04/2012
Last minor changes:
19/07/2023

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

Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Mary Cosh, The Squares of Islington Part II: Islington Parish, (London, 1993); Ben Weinreb & Christopher Hibbert, 'The London Encyclopaedia' (Macmillan, revised ed. 1993); Report of the Royal Commission on London Squares (1928)

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ310857 (531943,185723)
Size in hectares:
0.06
Site ownership:
LB Islington
Site management:
Greenspace
Date(s):
1829; 1831-36
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
LB: Nos. 23 - 61 Highbury Park Terrace; railings to gardens
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:
Highbury Fields
Tree Preservation Order:
No
Nature Conservation Area:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
None

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