Bemerton Street, N1
Road in/near Barnsbury, existing between 1852 and now
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Bemerton Street is a street of terraced houses to the west of the Caledonian Road
Bemerton Street originally ran further north to Lyon Street
but the northern part of the street above Bingfield Street
was demolished during post-Second World War redevelopment.
This section was replaced in the late 1960s by the Bemerton Estate. New housing was also constructed east and west of the surviving part of Bemerton Street.
Bridge Wharf, N1 Bridge Wharf is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area. Edward Square, N1 Edward Square 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. Regents Wharf, N1 Regents Wharf is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area. Vale Royal, N7 Vale Royal is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area. Wollstonecraft Street, N1C Wollstonecraft Street was the first name to be chosen from a naming competition by the developers of N1C. Wynford Road, N1 Wynford 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.