Lady Margaret Road, NW5

Road, existing between 1875 and now

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Lady Margaret Road runs north to Ospringe Road with Leverton Street and Montpelier Grove running parallel to the east and west respectively.

Lady Margaret Road (1905)
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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