Euston Road, NW1

Road in/near Euston Square, existing between 1756 and now

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Euston Road runs from Marylebone Road to King's Cross. The road is part of the London Inner Ring Road and forms part of the London congestion charge zone boundary.

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Before the 18th century, the land along which Euston Road runs was fields and farmland. Camden Town was a village retreat for Londoners working in the city. Euston Road was originally part of New Road, promoted by Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton and enabled by an Act of Parliament passed in 1756. Construction began in May that year, and it was open to traffic by September.

The road provided a new drovers' road for moving sheep and cattle to Smithfield Market avoiding Oxford Street and Holborn, and ended at St John's Street, Islington. It provided a quicker route for army units to reach the Essex coast when there was a threat of invasion, without passing through the cities of London and Westminster, and was a barrier between the increasing urban sprawl that threatened to reach places such as Camden Town. A clause in the 1756 Act stipulated that no buildings should be constructed within 50 feet of the road, with the result that most of the houses along it lay behind substantial gardens. During the 19th century the law was increasingly ignored.

Euston Station opened on the north side of New Road in July 1837. It was planned by Robert Stephenson on the site of gardens called Euston Grove, and was the first mainline station to open in London. The Dukes of Grafton had become the main property owners in the area, and in 1857 the central section of the road, between Osnaburgh Street and Kings Cross, was renamed Euston Road after Euston Hall, their country house. The eastern section became Pentonville Road, the western Marylebone Road. The full length of Euston Road was dug up so that the Metropolitan Railway could be built beneath it using a cut-and-cover system and the road was then relaid to a much higher standard.

St Pancras station opened in 1867, with the Midland Grand Hotel in 1873.

The area around the junction with Tottenham Court Road suffered significant bomb damage during the Second World War. Patrick Abercrombie's contemporary Greater London Plan called for a new ring road around Central London called the 'A' Ring, but post-war budget constraints meant that a medley of existing routes were improved to form the ring road, including Euston Road. An underpass to avoid the junction with Tottenham Court Road was proposed in 1961, with construction taking place in 1964.

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Health officials and support groups warn of fresh wave of post-traumatic stress six months after disaster that killed 71 peopleGrenfell Tower: delays and trauma mark painfully slow progressSurvivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster are facing a new wave of post-traumatic stress with their chances of treatment hampered because so many victims remain homeless, experts and victims’ representatives have warned.Six months after the west London tower block burned down, NHS staff and representatives of the bereaved said that because only 45 of the 210 households made homeless have been permanently resettled, victims cannot begin proper psychological treatment to address symptoms. These include often horrific memories and flashbacks from the fire, which killed 71 people, including 18 children. Continue reading...

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Euston Square

Euston Square is a London Underground station near Euston station, at the corner of Euston Road and Gower Street, just north of University College London.

The station opened in 1863 as Gower Street, changing to its present name in 1909. In late 2006 the new entrance on the south side of Euston Road opened in a corner of the new headquarters of the Wellcome Trust replacing the old entrance. There is also a subway entrance on the north side of Euston Road.

In December 2005 Network Rail announced plans to create a subway link between the station and Euston station as part of the re-development of Euston station. This will create a direct link for users of heavy rail services which terminate at Euston. These plans would also be pursued during a rebuilding for High Speed 2.

Both Warren Street and Euston tube stations are within close walking distance. In early 2011 two new lifts linking the westbound platform to the street opened. On top of this, a modern entrance to the station opened.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Euston:   London Euston is the southern terminus of the West Coast Main Line - serving Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow.
Euston Square:   Euston Square is a London Underground station near Euston station, at the corner of Euston Road and Gower Street, just north of University College London.
Ossulston Estate:   The Ossulston Estate is a multi-storey council estate built by the London County Council in Somers Town between 1927 and 1931.
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art:   The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) is a drama school in London, England. It is one of the oldest drama schools in the United Kingdom, founded in 1904 by Herbert Beerbohm Tree.
Somers Town:   Somers Town is a district close to three main line rail termini - Euston, St Pancras and King’s Cross.
University College London:   University College London (UCL) is a public research university and a constituent college of the federal University of London.
Warren Street:   Warren Street tube station is a London Underground station, located at the intersection of Tottenham Court Road and Euston Road. It is the nearest tube station to University College Hospital, being opposite the newly opened main building. It is also very close to Euston Square station.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Fairyland:   During the period leading up to and during the First World War, 92 Tottenham Court Road was the location of a shooting range called Fairyland.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Barnby Street, NW1 · Barnby Street, NW1W · Bedford Way, WC1H · Burton Street, WC1H · Byng Place, WC1E · Capper Street, WC1E · Cardington Street, NW1 · Chenies Mews, WC1E · Christopher Place, NW1 · Church Way, NW1 · Churchway, NW1 · Coach Road, NW1 · Cobourg Street, NW1 · Darwin Walk, WC1E · Doric Way, NW1 · Doric Way, NW1 · Drummond Crescent, NW1 · Drummond Street, NW1 · Duke’s Road, WC1H · Dukes Road, WC1H · Endsleigh Gardens, WC1H · Endsleigh Place, WC1H · Endsleigh Street, WC1H · Euston Road, NW1 · Euston Road, WC1H · Euston Street, NW1 · Eversholt Street, NW1 · Flaxman Terrace, NW1 · Flaxman Terrace, WC1H · Gordon Mansions, WC1E · Gordon Square, WC1H · Gordon Street, WC1H · Gower Court, WC1E · Gower Place, WC1E · Gower Street, WC1E · Grafton Place, NW1 · Grafton Way, WC1E · Howland Street, W1T · Huntley Street, WC1E · Lancing Street, NW1 · Malet Place, WC1E · Melton Street, NW1 · Midford Place, W1T · Mortimer Market, W1T · North Cloisters, WC1E · North Gower Street, NW1 · Oakshott Court, NW1 · Ossulston Street, NW1 · Phoenix Road, NW1 · Queen’s Yard, W1T · Seymour House, NW1 · South Cloisters, WC1H · Starcross Street, NW1 · Stephenson Way, NW1 · Tavistock House North, WC1H · Tavistock House South, WC1H · Tavistock House, WC1H · Tavistock Square, WC1H · Taviton Street, WC1H · The Polygon · Third Floor, WC1E · Thornhaugh Street, WC1B · Thornhaugh Street, WC1H · Tiger House, WC1H · Tolmers Square, NW1 · Torrington Place, WC1E · Torrington Square, WC1H · University Street, WC1E · Upper Woborn Place, WC1H · Upper Woburn Place, NW1 · Upper Woburn Place, WC1H · Warren Court, NW1 · Woburn Square, WC1H · Woburn Walk, WC1H ·


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