Thornhill Square, N1
Buildings in this area date from the nineteenth century or before
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Thornhill Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Bemerton Street, N1 Bemerton Street is a street of terraced houses to the west of the Caledonian Road. Bunning Way, N7 Bunning Way is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area. Centurion Close, N7 Centurion Close follows the line of the former Cumberland Street (Ponder Street). Edward Square, N1 Edward Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area. Lofting Road, N1 Lofting Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area. Lonsdale Square, N1 Lonsdale Square was built between 1838 and 1845, and was designed in Gothic Revival style by R. C. Carpenter. Offord Road, N1 Offord Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area. Offord Street, N1 Offord Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area. Randells Road, N1 Randells Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Barnsbury is a place in the London Borough of Islington. The name is a corruption of Bernersbury, being so called after the Berners family, who gained ownership of the lands after the Norman Conquest.
By the end of the 18th century, Barnsbury, like other parts of Islington, was being regarded as attractive part-rural suburbs by the comparatively wealthy people wanting to move out of the cramped City of London and industrial Clerkenwell.
The area is close to the City, and had strong local trade in its position as the first staging post for travellers making the journey from London to the north, and with considerable agricultural traffic and cattle driving to the nearby Smithfield cattle market in the City.