Lady Margaret Road, NW5
Road, existing between 1875 and now
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runs north to Ospringe Road
with Leverton Street
and Montpelier Grove
running parallel to the east and west respectively.
In 1861 there were still fields to the north of Kentish Town - however the city suburbs were expanding from the south. The Midland Railway Line cut through Kentish Town and ran to St Pancras.
By 1875, Leverton Street
and Lady Margaret Road
were laid out perpendicular to Leighton Road
in an expanding grid of streets. By 1894 all the fields had been built over.
This network of streets was formerly part of a large estate owned by St John’s College, Cambridge. Lady Margaret Road
is named after Lady Margaret Beaufort, foundress of St John’s College. Burghley Road
is named after Lord Burghley, Chancellor to Elizabeth I and benefactor of St John’s. Similarly, College Lane
, Evangelist Road
and Lady Somerset Road
are street names linked to the estate of St John’s College.
On Lady Margaret Road
is the Grade II listed Catholic Church of Our Lady Help and there is a handful of shops.
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Lady Margaret Road (1905)
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