Agar Place, NW1

Road in/near Camden Town, existing between the 1840s and now

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Agar Place, NW1

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Agar Place is a survivor of Agar Town.

The stretch of countryside between the future site of Agar Place and the future site of King’s Cross Station was leased by ’Counsellor’ William Agar, QC in 1816.

A quarter of a century later, he started to cover his fields with tightly-packed rows of two- and four-roomed workers’ cottages. Agar Town, as it became known, turned into a notorious slum area, crowded with the poor of St Giles whose homes were destroyed when New Oxford Street was formed. Agar Town was built over in turn by the Midland Railway.

Agar Place stood slightly apart from the rest of Agar Town and survives to this day.


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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Camden Road Camden Road is one of the few railway stations in England in which there is a police station.
Camden Town Camden Town tube station is a major junction on the Northern Line and one of the busiest stations on the London Underground network. It is particularly busy at weekends with tourists visiting Camden Market and Camden High Street.
Greek Orthodox Church of All Saints All Saints, Camden Town is a Greek Orthodox church known as the Greek Orthodox Church of All Saints.

NEARBY STREETS
Abingdon Close, NW1 Abingdon Close is a more recent street of Camden.
Agar Grove, NW1 Formerly known as St Paul’s Road, the name Agar Grove dates from 1938.
Barker Drive, NW1 Barker Drive built over railway sidings, takes its name from Tom Barker (1887-1970) who served as Mayor of Camden in the 1950s.
Baynes Street, NW1 Baynes Street connects Royal College Street with St Pancras Way.
Bergholt Mews, NW1 Bergholt Mews is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Bonny Street, NW1 Bonny Street is a street in Camden Town.
Bruges Place, NW1 Bruges Place is a street in Camden Town.
Buck Street, NW1 Buck Street leads from Kentish Town Road to Camden High Street.
Camden High Street, NW1 Camden High Street is the local high street for Camden Town.
Camden Mews, NW1 Camden Mews is a street in Camden Town.
Camden Road, NW1 Camden Road is a main road running from Camden up to Holloway Road.
Camden Square, NW1 Camden Square is a long green space running north east to south west parallel to Camden Road.
Camden Street, NW1 Camden Street is a street in Camden Town.
Camden Terrace, NW1 Camden Terrace is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Camley Street, NW1 Camley Street is a street in Camden Town.
Cantelowes Road, NW1 Cantelowes Road is a street in Camden Town.
Carol Street, NW1 Carol Street is a street in Camden Town.
Cedar Way Industrial Estate, N1C A street within the N1C postcode
Cedar Way, N1C Cedar Way is a street in Camden Town.
Cedar Way, N1C Cedar Way is a road in the N1C postcode area
Cobham Mews, NW1 Cobham Mews is a street in Camden Town.
Crofters Way, NW1 Crofters Way is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Elm Friars Walk, NW1 Elm Friars Walk is a street in Camden Town.
Farrier Street, NW1 Farrier Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Freight Lane, N1C Freight Lane is a road in the N1 postcode area
Freight Lane, N1C Freight Lane is a road in the N1C postcode area
Georgiana Street, NW1 Georgiana Street is a street in Camden Town.
Greenland Place, NW1 Greenland Place followed the line of Church Path.
Greenland Road, NW1 Greenland Road is a street in Camden Town.
Greenland Street, NW1 Greenland Street was originally York Street.
Ivor Street, NW1 Ivor Street is a street in Camden Town.
Jeffrey’s Street, NW1 Jeffrey’s Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Jeffrey’s Place, NW1 Jeffrey’s Place is a dogleg running from Prowse Place to Jeffrey’s Street.
Kentish Town Road, NW1 Kentish Town Road is a street in Camden Town.
Lawfords Wharf, NW1 Lawfords Wharf is a street in Camden Town.
Lyme Street, NW1 Lyme Street is a street in Camden Town.
Lyme Terrace, NW1 Lyme Terrace is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Maiden Lane, NW1 Maiden Lane is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Marquis Road, NW1 Marquis Road is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Murray Mews, NW1 Murray Mews is a street in Camden Town.
Murray Street, NW1 Murray Street is a street in Camden Town.
Ploughmans Close, NW1 Ploughmans Close is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Pratt Street, NW1 Pratt Street was named for Charles Pratt, 1st Earl of Camden.
Prowse Place, NW1 Prowse Place is a street in Camden Town.
Randolph Street, NW1 Randolph Street is a street in Camden Town.
Reachview Close, NW1 Reachview Close is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Reapers Close, NW1 Reapers Close is a street in Camden Town.
Regents Canal towpath, NW1 Regents Canal towpath is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Rochester Mews, NW1 Rochester Mews is a cobbled through road with a cul-de-sac section off Rochester Road.
Rochester Place, NW1 Rochester Place is a street in Camden Town.
Rochester Road, NW1 Rochester Road is a street in Camden Town.
Rochester Square, NW1 Rochester Square is a street in Camden Town.
Rochester Terrace, NW1 Rochester Terrace is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Rossendale Way, NW1 Rossendale Way is a street in Camden Town.
Rousden Street, NW1 Rousden Street is a street in Camden Town.
Royal College Street, NW1 Royal College Street is a street in Camden Town.
Saint Augustine’s Road North West, NW1 This is a street in the NW1 postcode area
Saint Pancras Way, NW1 This is a street in the NW1 postcode area
Saint Paul’s Crescent, NW1 This is a street in the NW1 postcode area
Saint Pauls Mews, NW1 This is a street in the NW1 postcode area
South Villas, NW1 South Villas is a street in Camden Town.
St Martins Almshouses, NW1 St Martins Almshouses is a street in Camden Town.
St Martins Close, NW1 St Martins Close is a street in Camden Town.
St Pancras Way, NW1 St Pancras Way is a street in Camden Town.
St Paul’s Crescent, NW1 St Paul’s Crescent is a road in the NW1 postcode area
St Pauls Mews, NW1 St Pauls Mews is a street in Camden Town.
St. Augustine’s Road, NW1 St. Augustine’s Road is a road in the NW1 postcode area
St. Pancras Way, NW1 St. Pancras Way is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Stratford Villas, NW1 Stratford Villas is a street in Camden Town.
Water Lane, NW1 Water Lane runs just north of the Grand Union Canal.
Weavers Way, NW1 Weavers Way is part of the Elm Village estate.
Whitcher Place, NW1 Whitcher Place is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Wilmot Place, NW1 Wilmot Place might have been named after its builder.
Wrotham Road, NW1 Wrotham Road is situated in an area formerly known as Agar Town.


Camden Town

Camden Town tube station is a major junction on the Northern Line and one of the busiest stations on the London Underground network. It is particularly busy at weekends with tourists visiting Camden Market and Camden High Street.

Camden is well-known for Camden Market which is a major tourist attraction, particularly busy at weekends, selling variety of fashion, antiques, lifestyle and bizarre goods; they (and the surrounding shops) are popular with young people, in particular those searching for alternative clothing.

It is an area popular with overseas students who come to Camden to learn English and find a job in one of the local bars or restaurants. The oldest established language school is Camden College of English, which is located at the Chalk Farm side of the market.

The Regent’s Canal runs through the north end of Camden Town and is a popular walk in summer.

Camdem Town tube station began life as part of the original route of the Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway (CCE&HR) (now part of the Northern Line). As the line here branched into two routes, to Hampstead and to Highgate, the design of the station was rather unusual, shaped like a V. The line to Hampstead (now the Edgware Branch) is under Chalk Farm Road; the line to Highgate (now the High Barnet branch) is under Kentish Town Road. With the narrowness of the roads above, and the necessity to keep directly beneath them to avoid having to pay compensation to landowners during construction, on both lines the northbound platform is directly above the southbound one.

At the apex of the V is a junction allowing northbound trains to take either of the branches north, and likewise allow the trains south from the branches to join the single southbound track. This resulted in four connecting tunnels. When the CCE&HR and City & South London Railway lines were joined together after the City & South London Line became part of London Underground, a short extension from the Euston terminus of the City & South London was built to connect with each of the two northerly branches. This added another four tunnels to the junction, making it the most complex junction on the network.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Camden Town 1920s.
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Agar Town (1857)
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All Saints, Camden Town, in 1828.
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Camden High Street
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Goods Way - old sign
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Wollstonecraft Street sign
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In the neighbourhood...

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Agar Town (1857)
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All Saints, Camden Town, in 1828.
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St. Paul’s Road - now Agar Grove (c.1905)
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St Paul’s Church, Camden Square, c.1848
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