One of my more recent area histories took me to north London, looking at the history of Islington Squares. The full brochure can be viewed here – Islington Squares
Prior to the 19th century, much of Islington was still open fields and was actually known as an escape away from London. It was also renowned for its provision of milk and cheese and became known as the ‘Dairy of London’.
Like much of London, the 19th century brought rapid growth in population and new building spread rapidly to the outer suburbs. The squares of Islington were built during the early to mid 19th century and all have differing stories and histories. They were built across different estates, designed by different architects, and have been home to a great mix of residents. The histories vary from the New River Head near Myddelton Square, the medieval and Tudor connections with Cannonbury Square and the rumour of a Roman fort on the site of Barnsbury Square.
For the full story of the histories of Islington’s Squares delve into the brochure – available online here – Islington Squares
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