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Annett's Crescent Islington

Annett's Crescent

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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.
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Site location: Annett's Crescent/Essex Road
Postcode: N1
Type of site: Garden Square; Public Gardens
Date(s): 1822-26
Listed structures: LBII: Surrounding terraces and attached railings
Borough: Islington
Site ownership: LB Islington
Site management: Greenspace
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: 8am - dusk
Special conditions:
Public transport: Rail: Essex Road. Bus: 38, 56, 73, 341, 271
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2004
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

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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
Grid ref: TQ323842
Size in hectares: 0.09
On EH National Register : No
EH grade :
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
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:
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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