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Inventory Site Record

Highbury Roundabout and Highbury Corner Garden (Islington)

Brief Description

Highbury Roundabout was laid out in 1960-66, on land that had been devastated by a German bomb on 27 June 1944. It was previously the northern part of Compton Terrace and its communal garden, built between 1819-31. Surrounded by busy roads, the central area of the roundabout was planted with grass and a variety of trees of different species. A strip of garden adjacent to the roundabout at the north end of Compton Terrace commemorates those who were killed, injured or bereaved as a result of the 1944 bomb. Named Highbury Corner Garden it was created in winter 2008/09 as part of Islington Council’s initiative, ‘Greening the Grey’.

Practical Information
Site location:
Highbury Corner, Islington
Postcode:
N1
What 3 Words:
rails.deep.tops
Type of site:
Public Open Land
Borough:
Islington
Open to public?
No
Opening times:
visible from surrounding roads
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Tube/London Overground: Highbury & Islington (Victoria). Bus: 4, 43,19, 30, 43, 271, 277, 393
Research updated:
01/02/2011
Last minor changes:
19/07/2023

Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.islington.gov.uk/services/parks-environment/parks/your_parks/greenspace_az

Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

See LPGT Volunteer Research by Michael Ann Mullen on Compton Terrace Garden, 2010

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ316847 (531650,184690)
Size in hectares:
Site ownership:
LB Islington
Site management:
Greenspace Division
Date(s):
1960-66
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
None
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:

No

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:
To be checked
Tree Preservation Order:
No
Nature Conservation Area:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
Other LA designation:
None

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