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Kentish Town

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Underground station · Kentish Town · NW5 ·
JUNE
19
2019

Kentish Town is first recorded during the reign of King John (1208) as Kentisston.

By 1456 Kentish Town was recognised as a thriving hamlet, and in this period a chapel of ease is recorded as being built for the inhabitants.

The early 19th century brought a lot of modernisation, causing a lot of the area’s rural charm, the River Fleet and the 18th century buildings to vanish.

Large amounts of land were purchased to build the first railway through the area, which can still be seen today. Kentish Town was a prime site for development as the Kentish Town Road was the main route for the growing city of London to the South.

1877 saw the beginning of mission work in the area as it was, by then, poor. The mission first held their services outside but as their funding increased they built a mission house, chapel, and vicarage.

In 1912 the Church of St Silas the Martyr was finally erected and consecrated, and by December of that year it became a parish in its own right.

Kentish Town was to see further modernisation in the post-World War II period. This means that there are few signs of 19th century influence left in the area.

Today Kentish Town is a busy shopping and business area. It offers libraries, gyms and other entertainments to visitors and its community.

The station was opened by the Midland Railway in 1868 on the extension to its new London terminal at St Pancras.

The separate London Underground station was opened on 22 June 1907 by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway (CCE&HR), a precursor of the Northern line. The station was designed by Leslie Green with the ox-blood red glazed terracotta facade and the semi-circular windows at first floor level common to most of the original stations on the CCE&HR and its two associated railways, the Baker Street & Waterloo Railway and Great Northern Piccadilly & Brompton Railway which opened the previous year.


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THE STREETS OF KENTISH TOWN
Allcroft Road, NW5 Allcroft Road was built between 1862 and 1870 to links Queen’s Crescent with roads to the south.
Alma Street, NW5 Alma Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Anglers Lane, NW5 Anglers Lane is a street in Kentish Town.
Apollo Studios, NW5 Apollo Studios is a street in Kentish Town.
Arctic Street, NW5 Arctic Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Ascham Street, NW5 Ascham Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Ashdown Crescent, NW5 Ashdown Crescent is a street in Kentish Town.
Ashdown Cresent, NW5 Ashdown Cresent is a street in Kentish Town.
Athlone Street, NW5 Athlone Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Azania Mews, NW5 Azania Mews is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Barn Close, NW5 Barn Close is a street in Kentish Town.
Barrington Close, NW5 Barrington Close is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Bartholomew Road, NW1 Bartholomew Road is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Bartholomew Road, NW5 Bartholomew Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Bartholomew Villas, NW5 Bartholomew Villas is a street in Kentish Town.
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Bassett Street, NW5 Bassett Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Cathcart Hill, NW5 Cathcart Hill is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Cathcart Street, NW5 Cathcart Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Caversham Road, NW5 Caversham Road was named for 18th century landowner, Rev Robert South of Caversham, Cannon of Chris College, Oxford.
Charlton King’s Road, NW5 This is a street in the NW5 postcode area
Charlton Kings Road, NW5 Charlton Kings Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Coity Road, NW5 This is a street in the NW5 postcode area
Countess Road, NW5 Countess Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Cressfield Close, NW5 Cressfield Close is a street in Kentish Town.
Dowdney Close, NW5 Dowdney Close is a street in Kentish Town.
Dunollie Place, NW5 Dunollie Place is a street in Kentish Town.
Falkland Road, NW5 Falkland Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Fortess Road, NW5 Fortess Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Fortress Road, NW5 Fortress Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Frideswide Place, NW5 Frideswide Place is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Gaisford Street, NW5 Gaisford Street is the southernmost street of the former Christ Church Estate.
Gilden Crescent, NW5 Gilden Crescent is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Grafton Yard, NW5 Grafton Yard is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Hampshire Street, NW5 Hampshire Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Hargrave Place, NW5 Hargrave Place is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Hemingway Close, NW5 Hemingway Close is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Inkerman Road, NW5 Inkerman Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Islip Street, NW5 Islip Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Kelly Street, NW1 Kelly Street was built under the grounds of an inn.
Kentish Town Road, NW5 Kentish Town Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Kiln Place, NW5 Kiln Place is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Lady Margaret Road, NW5 Lady Margaret Road runs north to Ospringe Road with Leverton Street and Montpelier Grove running parallel to the east and west respectively.
Lawford Road, NW5 Lawford Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Leighton Crescent, NW5 Leighton Crescent is a street in Kentish Town.
Leighton Cresent, NW5 Leighton Cresent is a street in Kentish Town.
Leighton Grove, NW5 Leighton Grove is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Leighton Place, NW5 Leighton Place is a street in Kentish Town.
Leighton Road, NW5 The route of Leighton Road followed an original path from the Assembly House Inn on Kentish Town Road to Maiden Lane.
Leverton Street, NW5 Leverton Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Long Meadow, NW5 Long Meadow is a street in Kentish Town.
Lupton Street, NW5 Lupton Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Malden Road, NW5 Malden Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Marsden Street, NW5 Marsden Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Meru Close, NW5 Meru Close is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Northpoint Square, NW5 Northpoint Square is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Oak Village, NW5 Oak Village is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Oseney Crescent, NW5 Oseney Crescent is a street in Kentish Town.
Ospringe Road, NW5 Ospringe Road is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Pandian Way, NW5 Pandian Way is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Patshull Place, NW5 Patshull Place is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Patshull Road, NW5 Patshull Road is part of the Dartsmouth Estate.
Peckwater Street, NW5 Peckwater Street was built in the late 1850s.
Prince of Wales Road, NW1 Prince of Wales Road is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Prince Of Wales Road, NW5 Prince Of Wales Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Queen’s Crescent, NW5 This is a street in the NW5 postcode area
Queens Crescent, NW5 Queens Crescent is a street in Kentish Town.
Raglan Street, NW5 Raglan Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Railey Mews, NW5 Railey Mews is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Raveley Street, NW5 Raveley Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Regis Road, NW5 Regis Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Rhyl Street, NW5 Rhyl Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Sandall Road, NW5 Sandall Road was built in 1867, part of Dartmouth lands.
Southampton Road, NW5 Southampton Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Spring Place, KT11 Spring Place is a road in the KT11 postcode area
Spring Place, NW5 Spring Place is a street in Kentish Town.
Talacre Road, NW5 Talacre Road is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Torriano Avenue, NW5 Torriano Avenue is a street in Kentish Town.
Torriano Cottages, NW5 Torriano Cottages is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Torriano Mews, NW5 Torriano Mews is a street in Kentish Town.
Truro Street, NW1 Truro Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Vicars Road, NW5 Vicars Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Warden Road, NW5 Warden Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Weedington Road, NW5 Weedington Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Wellesley Road, NW5 Wellesley Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Wilkin Street, NW5 Wilkin Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Willes Road, NW5 Willes Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Willingham Terrace, NW5 Willingham Terrace is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Wolsey Mews, NW5 Wolsey Mews is a street in Kentish Town.
Woodyard Close, NW5 Woodyard Close is a road in the NW5 postcode area
York Mews, NW5 York Mews is a street in Kentish Town.


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