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Inventory Site Record

Mountfort Terrace, Barnsbury Square (Islington)

Brief Description

Mountfort Terrace was built in 1841, part of the Bishop Estate to the south of Barnsbury Square. The Terrace is fronted by an open area, owned by freeholders of the surrounding houses, which in 1928 was described as a ‘small oval shaped area planted with shrubs and a few trees’. It is now largely tarmaced with some roses and a number of trees including eucalyptus, false acacia, specimen conifers and walnut. C19th houses remain on the west side of the terrace. The portrait painter Frederick Ullman lived at No. 4 in 1886-88.

Practical Information
Site location:
Barnsbury Square
Postcode:
N1
What 3 Words:
chest.lease.tools
Type of site:
Housing/Estate Landscaping
Borough:
Islington
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted, albeit private
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
London Overground: Caledonian Road and Barnsbury. Bus: 153
Research updated:
01/11/2004
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:

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

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ310841 (531048,184188)
Size in hectares:
0.05265
Site ownership:
private or LB Islington?
Site management:
Greenspace
Date(s):
1841
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
LBII: Nos. 1 - 4 Mountfort Terrace
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:
Barnsbury Square
Tree Preservation Order:
No
Nature Conservation Area:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
Yes - Archaeology Priority Area
Other LA designation:
Local/strategic view corridor. Local Shopping Area

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