Thornhill Crescent, Barnsbury, Islington N1


3 Bedroom Flat For Sale

Thornhill Crescent, Barnsbury, Islington N1

Key features

  • 1042 Sq.Ft/97 Sq.M
  • Share of Freehold
  • Three Double Bedrooms
  • Two Luxury Bathrooms
  • Double Reception Room
  • Spacious Separate Dine in Kitchen
  • Private Patio Garden
  • Barnsbury Conservation Area

George Thornhill initially planned to develop his Islington estate in 1808 but after a false start he appointed Joseph Kay as surveyor in 1813. When George died in 1827, his son inherited his father's bequest for improving land in Islington. Street names in the estate recall family connections. Thornhill Square was begun in c 1847 with a Mr GS Williams building 33 houses on the west, the central gardens having railings dating from c 1852. Thornhill Crescent was begun in c 1849.

Early residents of the square were well-to-do professional classes. In 1906 two of the houses in the north-west were demolished for the new Islington West Library designed in Art and Craft style by E Beresford Pite. As the C20th progressed, the area became run down like much of Islington and in 1955 the family interest died out with Captain Noel Thornhill. The central garden was only open to keyholders until 1946 when Captain Thornhill donated the gardens to the public and they were opened by the Mayor of Islington in 1947. They were newly laid out in 1953 under the Council's Open Spaces Scheme as part of Coronation Year improvements. Thornhill Square is a large ovoid ellipse square surrounded by railings and a great curiosity in plan. Surrounding buildings are largely intact. St Andrew's church, built in 1852-54, is to the north of the Square within Thornhill Crescent gardens

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