Camden Square Conservation Area
From Camden New Town History Wiki
Camden Council describe the conservation area as follows;
- The Conservation Area is a fairly compact and well preserved piece of mid 19th century residential towm planning, with the core providing a mostly homogeneous townscape.
- The street pattern was laid out in majority as a piece of early 19th century town planning. It survives today as an interesting example of a mid-Victorian suburb, established by the 1860s since most of the built form came slightly later than the road layout.
- It is a roughly a triangular shaped site with its borders along Camden Road to the north-west, Camden Park Road to the north-east, York Way to the east, Agar Grove to the south and Rochester Square to the south-west. The four main roads bounding the fringes define and help to differentiate the area from its surrounding urban context.
- Topographically, the land gradually falls away to the south-west from its north-east apex at Camden Park Road. Many ofthe longer streets run in a parallel direction down this slope, contributing to the distinctive urban grain.