TQ2982 : Tavistock Square Gardens

taken 6 years ago, near to Finsbury, Islington, Great Britain

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Tavistock Square Gardens
Tavistock Square Gardens
Prior to the 1550s, the land was part of the Tottenhall Manor before being granted to the Earl of Southampton to form part of the Bloomsbury Estate. The area remained as open fields until 1776, when the 5th Duke of Bedford began a major building programme. The gardens were developed as private space for the surrounding terraced houses with construction beginning in 1803.

During the Second World War, the gardens became open to the public by default when the boundary railings were removed to be re-used in the war effort. They were officially opened after WWII, when the gardens were transferred from the Bedford Estate to St Pancras Parish Council during the 1950s.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 20 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2987 8236 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.5138N 0:7.7614W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2986 8238
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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