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Formerly known as St Paul’s Road, the name Agar Grove dates from the early 20th century.
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Agar Grove was called after William Agar an irascible lawyer who lived in Camden. Having also been the name and the brains behind the squalid Agar Town
, he opposed Regent’s Canal going through his land. Agar Town
disappeared when the next transport revolution - the Midland Railway - arrived in the area.
Although there was some development in Agar Grove during the 1840s, the majority of houses date from the 1860s - mostly semi-detached villas on a similar scale and design to houses in nearby St Augustine’s Road and Cantelowes Road
Modern, post war housing is now very much an additional feature of Agar Grove.Source: Camden New Town History Wiki
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