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Postal area in/near King’s Cross, existing between 2012 and now

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Postal area · King’s Cross · N1C ·
FEBRUARY
17
2018

Postcode N1C was a brand new postcode which arrived in 2012.

The area around King’s Cross has seen a huge amount of change over the past few years. It has been transformed from what was a run-down area into something new.

Spearheading this transition has been the transformation of St. Pancras station for the arrival of Eurostar and the launch of King’s Cross Central – a 67 acre development.

This consists of 8 million sq ft of mixed use space including offices, shops, homes and even a university. And in recognition of this scheme, a new ‘N1C’ postcode has been created specifically for the development.

The streets of N1C:
Bagley Walk Arches Bagley Walk Arches is a location in London.
Bagley Walk Bagley Walk is a location in London.
Beaconsfield Street Beaconsfield Street is a road in the N1C postcode area
Broadfield Lane Broadfield Lane is a road in the N1C postcode area
Camley Street Camley Street runs north from King’s Cross.
Canal Reach Canal Reach is a road in the N1C postcode area
Cedar Way Industrial Estate Commercial area
Cedar Way Cedar Way is a road in the N1C postcode area
Chill Lane Chill Lane is a location in London.
Coach Road Coach Road is a road in the N1C postcode area
Coal Drops Yard Coal Drops Yard is a location in London.
Denton Street Denton Street disappeared under the construction of St Pancras station.
Elstree Street Elstree Street once laid off of St Pancras Road.
Freight Lane Freight Lane is a road in the N1 postcode area
Freight Lane Freight Lane is a road in the N1C postcode area
Goods Way Goods Way runs from Pancras Road to York Way.
Granary Building Granary Building is a location in London.
Granary Square A street within the N1C postcode
Gridiron Building A street within the N1C postcode
Handyside Street Handyside Street is a road in the N1C postcode area
King’s Boulevard King’s Boulevard is a road in the N1C postcode area
King’s Cross Square King’s Cross Square is a road in the N1C postcode area
Kings Cross Square Kings Cross Square is a location in London.
Kings Cross A street within the N1C postcode
Lewis Cubitt Square Lewis Cubitt Square is a location in London.
Lewis Cubitt Walk Lewis Cubitt Walk is a location in London.
Lower Stable Street Lower Stable Street is a location in London.
Midland Road Midland Road is a road in the N1C postcode area
Old Coal Yard Old Coal Yard is a location in London.
One Kings Cross A street within the N1C postcode
One Pancras Square A street within the N1C postcode
Pancras Road Pancras Road is a road in the N1C postcode area
Pancras Square This is a street in the N1C postcode area
Perry Street Perry Street was buried by St Pancras station.
PO Box 4 A street within the N1 postcode
Regent’s Canal Towpath Regent’s Canal Towpath is the bank of the Regent’s Canal.
Smith Street Smith Street was buried under St Pancras station.
St Pancras Cruising Club St Pancras Cruising Club is a road in the N1C postcode area
St. Philip’s Way A street within the N1C postcode
Stable Street Stable Street is a road in the N1C postcode area
The Circle The Circle is a road in the N1C postcode area
The Gridiron A street within the N1C postcode
Wharf Road Wharf Road is a location in London.
Wollstonecraft Street Wollstonecraft Street was the first name to be chosen from a naming competition by the developers of N1C.
York Road York Road was the pre-1938 name for what became York Way.
York Way York Way is a location in London.


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Reg Carr   
Added: 10 Feb 2021 12:11 GMT   

Campbellite Meeting
In 1848 the Campbellites (Disciples of Christ) met in Elstree Street, where their congregation was presided over by a pastor named John Black. Their appointed evangelist at the time was called David King, who later became the Editor of the British Millennial Harbinger. The meeting room was visited in July 1848 by Dr John Thomas, who spoke there twice on his two-year ’mission’ to Britain.

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Jeff Owen   
Added: 20 Mar 2021 16:18 GMT   

Owen’s School
Owen Street is the site of Owen’s Boys’ School. The last school was built in 1881 and was demolished in the early 1990s to make way for the development which stand there today. It was a “Direct Grant” grammar school and was founded in 1613 by Dame Alice Owen. What is now “Owen’s Fields” was the playground between the old school and the new girls’ school (known then as “Dames Alice Owen’s School” or simply “DAOS”). The boys’ school had the top two floors of that building for their science labs. The school moved to Potters Bar in Hertfordshire in 1971 and is now one of the top State comprehensive schools in the country. The old building remained in use as an accountancy college and taxi-drivers’ “knowledge” school until it was demolished. The new building is now part of City and Islington College. Owen’s was a fine school. I should know because I attended there from 1961 to 1968.

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Carol   
Added: 7 May 2021 18:44 GMT   

Nan
My nan lily,her sister Elizabeth and their parents Elizabeth and William lived here in1911

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Vanessa Whitehouse   
Added: 17 Feb 2021 22:48 GMT   

Born here
My dad 1929 John George Hall

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Julian    
Added: 23 Mar 2021 10:11 GMT   

Dennis Potter
Author Dennis Potter lived in Collingwood House in the 1970’s

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Lena    
Added: 18 Mar 2021 13:08 GMT   

White Conduit Street, N1
My mum, Rosina Wade of the Wade and Hannam family in the area of Chapel Street and Parkfield Street, bought her first “costume” at S Cohen’s in White Conduit Street. Would have probably been about 1936 or thereabouts. She said that he was a small man but an expert tailor. I hope that Islington Council preserve the shop front as it’s a piece of history of the area. Mum used to get her high heel shoes from an Italian shoe shop in Chapel Street. She had size 2 feet and they would let her know when a new consignment of size 2 shoes were in. I think she was a very good customer. She worked at Killingbacks artificial flower maker in Northampton Square and later at the Halifax bombers factory north of Edgware where she was a riveter.

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Born here
   
Added: 16 Nov 2022 12:39 GMT   

The Pearce family lived in Gardnor Road
The Pearce family moved into Gardnor Road around 1900 after living in Fairfax walk, my Great grandfather, wife and there children are recorded living in number 4 Gardnor road in the 1911 census, yet I have been told my grand father was born in number 4 in 1902, generations of the Pearce continue living in number 4 as well other houses in the road up until the 1980’s

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Born here
   
Added: 16 Nov 2022 12:38 GMT   

The Pearce family lived in Gardnor Road
The Pearce family moved into Gardnor Road around 1900 after living in Fairfax walk, my Great grandfather, wife and there children are recorded living in number 4 Gardnor road in the 1911 census, yet I have been told my grand father was born in number 4 in 1902, generations of the Pearce continue living in number 4 as well other houses in the road up until the 1980’s

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Phil Stubbington   
Added: 14 Nov 2022 16:28 GMT   

Numbers 60 to 70 (1901 - 1939)
A builder, Robert Maeers (1842-1919), applied to build six houses on plots 134 to 139 on the Lincoln House Estate on 5 October 1901. He received approval on 8 October 1901. These would become numbers 60 to 70 Rodenhurst Road (60 is plot 139). Robert Maeers was born in Northleigh, Devon. In 1901 he was living in 118 Elms Road with his wife Georgina, nee Bagwell. They had four children, Allan, Edwin, Alice, and Harriet, born between 1863 and 1873.
Alice Maeers was married to John Rawlins. Harriet Maeers was married to William Street.
Three of the six houses first appear on the electoral register in 1904:
Daniel Mescal “Ferncroft”
William Francis Street “Hillsboro”
Henry Elkin “Montrose”

By the 1905 electoral register all six are occupied:

Daniel Mescal “St Senans”
Henry Robert Honeywood “Grasmere”
John Rawlins “Iveydene”
William Francis Street “Hillsboro”
Walter Ernest Manning “St Hilda”
Henry Elkin “Montrose”

By 1906 house numbers replace names:

Daniel Mescal 70
Henry Robert Honeywood 68
John Rawlins 66
William Francis Street 64
Walter Ernest Manning 62
Henry Elkin 60

It’s not clear whether number 70 changed from “Ferncroft” to “St Senans” or possibly Daniel Mescal moved houses.

In any event, it can be seen that Robert Maeers’ two daughters are living in numbers 64 and 66, with, according to local information, an interconnecting door. In the 1911 census William Street is shown as a banker’s clerk. John Rawlins is a chartering clerk in shipping. Robert Maeers and his wife are also living at this address, Robert being shown as a retired builder.

By 1939 all the houses are in different ownership except number 60, where the Elkins are still in residence.


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stephen garraway   
Added: 13 Nov 2022 13:56 GMT   

Martin Street, Latimer Road
I was born at St Charlottes and lived at 14, Martin Street, Latimer Road W10 until I was 4 years old when we moved to the east end. It was my Nan Grant’s House and she was the widow of George Frederick Grant. She had two sons, George and Frederick, and one daughter, my mother Margaret Patricia.
The downstairs flat where we lived had two floors, the basement and the ground floor. The upper two floors were rented to a Scot and his family, the Smiths. He had red hair. The lights and cooker were gas and there was one cold tap over a Belfast sink. A tin bath hung on the wall. The toilet was outside in the yard. This was concreted over and faced the the rear of the opposite terraces. All the yards were segregated by high brick walls. The basement had the a "best" room with a large , dark fireplace with two painted metal Alsation ornaments and it was very dark, cold and little used.
The street lights were gas and a man came round twice daily to turn them on and off using a large pole with a hook and a lighted torch on the end. I remember men coming round the streets with carts selling hot chestnuts and muffins and also the hurdy gurdy man with his instrument and a monkey in a red jacket. I also remember the first time I saw a black man and my mother pulling me away from him. He had a Trilby and pale Mackintosh so he must of been one of the first of the Windrush people. I seem to recall he had a thin moustache.
Uncle George had a small delivery lorry but mum lost touch with him and his family. Uncle Fred went to Peabody Buildings near ST.Pauls.
My Nan was moved to a maisonette in White City around 1966, and couldn’t cope with electric lights, cookers and heating and she lost all of her neighbourhood friends. Within six months she had extreme dementia and died in a horrible ward in Tooting Bec hospital a year or so later. An awful way to end her life, being moved out of her lifelong neighbourhood even though it was slums.

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Added: 31 Oct 2022 18:47 GMT   

Memories
I lived at 7 Conder Street in a prefab from roughly 1965 to 1971 approx - happy memories- sad to see it is no more ?

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Eve Glover   
Added: 22 Oct 2022 09:28 GMT   

Shenley Road
Shenley Road is the main street in Borehamwood where the Job Centre and Blue Arrow were located

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Richard Lake   
Added: 28 Sep 2022 09:37 GMT   

Trade Union Official
John William Lake snr moved with his family to 22 De Laune Street in 1936. He was the London Branch Secretary for the Street Masons, Paviours and Road Makers Union. He had previously lived in Orange St now Copperfield St Southwark but had been forced to move because the landlord didn’t like him working from home and said it broke his lease.
John William snr died in 1940. His son John William Lake jnr also became a stone mason and at the end of World War two he was responsible for the engraving of the dates of WW2 onto the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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Julie   
Added: 22 Sep 2022 18:30 GMT   

Well Walk, NW3 (1817 - 1818)
The home of Benthy, the Postman, with whom poet John Keats and his brother Tom lodged from early 1817 to Dec., 1818. They occupied the first floor up. Here Tom died Dec. 1, 1818. It was next door to the Welles Tavern then called ’The Green Man’."

From collected papers and photos re: No. 1 Well Walk at the library of Harvard University.

Source: No. 1, Well Walk, Hampstead. | HOLLIS for

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Agar Town Agar Town was a short-lived area, built in the 1840s, of St Pancras.

NEARBY STREETS
All Saints Street, N1 All Saints Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
All Saints Walk, SE15 All Saints Walk is a location in London.
Bagley Walk Arches, N1C Bagley Walk Arches is a location in London.
Bagley Walk, N1C Bagley Walk is a location in London.
Beaconsfield Street, N1C Beaconsfield Street is a road in the N1C postcode area
Bemerton Street, N1 Bemerton Street is a street of terraced houses to the west of the Caledonian Road.
Bingfield Street, N1 Bingfield Street marks the southern boundary of the Bemerton Estate.
Boadicea Street, N1 Boadicea Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Bridge Wharf, N1 Bridge Wharf is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Brydon Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Camley Street, N1C Camley Street runs north from King’s Cross.
Camley Street, NW1 Camley Street is a street in Camden Town.
Campbell Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Canal Reach, N1C Canal Reach is a road in the N1C postcode area
Cedar Way, N1C Cedar Way is a road in the N1C postcode area
Charrington Street, NW1 Charrington Street runs south to north and is a continuation of Ossulston Street.
Chenies Place, NW1 Chenies Place is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Chill Lane, N1C Chill Lane is a location in London.
Clayton Crescent, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Coach Road, N1C Coach Road is a road in the N1C postcode area
Coal Drops Yard, N1C Coal Drops Yard is a location in London.
Coatbridge House, N1 Residential block
Cooper’s Lane, NW1 Cooper’s Lane is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Cowdenbeath Path, N1 Cowdenbeath Path is a walkway on the Bemerton Estate.
Crinan Street, N1 Crinan Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Crofters Way, NW1 Crofters Way is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Delhi Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Earlsferry Way, N1 Earlsferry Way is a road in the N1 postcode area
Edward Square, N1 Edward Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Francis Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Freeling Street, N1 Freeling Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Freight Lane, N1C Freight Lane is a road in the N1 postcode area
Freight Lane, N1C Freight Lane is a road in the N1C postcode area
Gatti’s Wharf, N1 Gatti’s Wharf is a road in the N1 postcode area
Gifford Street, N1 Gifford Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Goldington Crescent, NW1 Goldington Crescent is a street in Camden Town.
Goldington Street, NW1 Goldington Street is a street in Camden Town.
Goods Way, N1C Goods Way runs from Pancras Road to York Way.
Granary Building, N1C Granary Building is a location in London.
Granary Square, N1C A street within the N1C postcode
Granary Street, NW1 Granary Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Gridiron Building, N1C A street within the N1C postcode
Hampden Close, NW1 Hampden Close is a street in Camden Town.
Handyside Street, N1C Handyside Street is a road in the N1C postcode area
Havelock Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Julius Nyerere Close, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
King’s Boulevard, N1C King’s Boulevard is a road in the N1C postcode area
Kings Cross Square, N1C Kings Cross Square is a location in London.
Kinross House, N1 Residential block
Lavina Grove, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Lawrence Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Lewis Cubitt Square, N1C Lewis Cubitt Square is a location in London.
Lewis Cubitt Walk, N1C Lewis Cubitt Walk is a location in London.
Lower Carriage Drive, N1 Lower Carriage Drive is a road in the W4 postcode area
Lower Stable Street, N1C Lower Stable Street is a location in London.
Medburn Street, NW1 Medburn Street is named after a farm between Elstree and Radlett in Hertfordshire.
New Wharf Road, N1 New Wharf Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Outram Place, N1 Outram Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Pancras Road, NW1 Pancras Road is a street in Camden Town.
Pancras Square, N1C This is a street in the N1C postcode area
Pembroke Avenue, N1 Pembroke Avenue is the southern extension of Pembroke Street.
Pembroke Street, N1 Pembroke Street is a north-south street in the Barnsbury area.
Penryn Street, NW1 Penryn Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Perth House, N1 Perth House is a ten-storey block.
Ploughmans Close, NW1 Ploughmans Close is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Randell’s Road, N1 This is a street in the N1 postcode area
Randells Road, N1 Randells Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Randell’s Road, N1 Randell’s Road is a road in the N1 postcode area
Reapers Close, NW1 Reapers Close is a street in Camden Town.
Regent’s Canal Towpath, N1 Regent’s Canal Towpath lies along the canal of the same name.
Regent’s Canal Towpath, N1C Regent’s Canal Towpath is the bank of the Regent’s Canal.
Regents Wharf, N1 Regents Wharf is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Rufford Street Mews, N1 Rufford Street Mews is a road in the N1 postcode area
Rufford Street, N1 Rufford Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Selkirk House, N1 Selkirk House is the twin building of Perth House.
Somers Close, NW1 Somers Close is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Southern Street, N1 Southern Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
St Pancras Cruising Club, N1C St Pancras Cruising Club is a road in the N1C postcode area
Stable Street, N1C Stable Street is a road in the N1C postcode area
Stanmore Street, N1 Stanmore Street runs west from Caledonian Road.
Story Street, N1 Story Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Stranraer Way, N1 Stranraer Way is a road on the Bemerton Estate.
Terrett’s Place, N1 Terrett’s Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Thornhill Bridge Wharf, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Tiber Gardens, N1 Tiber Gardens is a road in the N1 postcode area
Tilloch Street, N1 Tilloch Street predates the Bemerton Estate of which it is now part.
Treaty Street, N1 Treaty Street was called London Street until 1938.
Trematon Walk, N1 A street within the N1C postcode
Twyford Street, N1 Twyford Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Unity Mews, NW1 Unity Mews is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Vibart Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Weavers Way, NW1 Weavers Way is part of the Elm Village estate.
Wellington Square, N1 Wellington Square is a road in the N1 postcode area
Wharf Road, N1C Wharf Road is a location in London.
Wharfdale Road, N1 Wharfdale Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Wheeler Gardens, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Wollstonecraft Street, N1C Wollstonecraft Street was the first name to be chosen from a naming competition by the developers of N1C.
York Road Curve, N1 York Road Curve is a road in the N1 postcode area
York Road, N1C York Road was the pre-1938 name for what became York Way.
York Way, N1 York Way has been a thoroughfare since the twelfth century.
York Way, N1 York Way is a road in the N1C postcode area
York Way, N1C York Way is a location in London.

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Agar Town (1857)
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Cromer Street
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The Polygon, Somers Town in 1850.
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Agar Town (1857)
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St. Paul’s Road - now Agar Grove (c.1905)
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Goods Way - old sign
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The Brill Market in Somers Town (1858) Centre stage in this engraving of a busy market scene is the Brill Tavern itself, situated at the end of Brill Row.
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York Road was the name for a ’lost’ underground station on the Piccadilly Line north of King’s Cross. The road it was named after has also changed its name (to York Way)
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York Road station when it was open. This used to be the first station north on the Piccadilly Line after King’s Cross St Pancras. Plans to reopen it have so far come to nothing.
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Wollstonecraft Street sign
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