Kentish Town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Coordinates: 5. 1. By 1. 45. 6 Kentish Town was a thriving hamlet. In this period a chapel of ease was built for its inhabitants.
The early 1. 9th century brought modernisation, causing much of the area's rural qualities, the River Fleet and the 1. Little Green Street. Between the availability of public transport to it from London, and its urbanisation, it was a popular resort.
The name of Kentish Town is probably derived from 'Ken-ditch' meaning the 'bed of a waterway' and is otherwise unrelated to Kent. Kentish Town was originally a small settlement on the River Fleet (the. Brug af cookies Denne hjemmeside anvender cookies til statistik og indstillinger. Ved at bruge hjemmesiden accepterer du dette.
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Pancras and Paddington Parishes. Davies, 1. 14. 5 x 9. Large amounts of land were purchased to build the railway, which can still be seen today. Kentish Town was a prime site for development as the Kentish Town Road was a major route from London northwards. Karl Marx was a famous resident, living at 4. Grafton Terrace from 1. The mission first held their services outside but as their funding increased they built a mission house, chapel, and vicarage.
One mission house of the area was Lyndhurst Hall which remained in use before being taken over by the Council. The Council wished it to sell it for residential use, and the hall was demolished in 2. During the 1. 9th century and early 2. Kentish Town became the home of several piano and organ manufacturers. All these streets lay behind the Oxford Arms. Some of the freehold of these streets is still in the name of Christ Church Oxford. A network of streets in the north of Kentish Town 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. In 1. 91. 2 the Church of St. Silas the Martyr (designed by architect Earnest Charles Shearman) was finally erected and consecrated, and by December of that year it became a parish in its own right. It can still be seen today along with the church of St Luke with St Paul and the Church of St. Barnabas (handed over to the Greek Orthodox Church in 1.
The present Church of England parish church is St. Benet's. In his poem Parliament Hill Fields, Sir John Betjeman refers to . South Kentish Town tube station was closed in June 1. Lots Road power station meant the lift could not be used. It never reopened as a station, although it was used as an air raid shelter during World War II. There have been proposals to rebuild the station. Kentish Town was to see further modernisation in the post- World War II period.
However, the residential parts of Kentish Town, dating back to the mid- 1. Although considered traditional Labour heartland, the area has maintained a strong centrist vote. Kentish Town was an early base for the Social Democratic Party and in recent years the increasingly middle class population has returned large votes for the Green and Liberal Democrat parties. In May 2. 00. 6 the Liberal Democrats won two of the three Council seats in Kentish Town, strengthening this hold by taking the final seat in a by- election in November of the same year. In the Council elections in May 2.
Labour regained all three Council seats. Demography. Many of the filming locations used in the 2. Venus, starring Peter O'Toole and Leslie Phillips, were in Kentish Town. In 1. 95. 9 Lady Somerset Road and Oakford Road were used substantially for the filming of Sapphire, a film exploring racial tension in London, directed by Basil Dearden.
The Assembly House pub was the location for the 1. Villain starring Richard Burton. The 1. 99. 3 comedy Bad Behaviour, featuring Stephen Rea and Sin.
The 1. 94. 7 Ealing Studios film It Always Rains on Sunday had scenes shot in Clarence Way during 1. Holy Trinity Church with just the lower part of its spire still intact following the destruction of the upper section of the spire in WWII. The entire spire has since been removed leaving the church, effectively, with a tower.
Shops and businesses. Many 'World Food' shops have opened up on the street. However, since 2. Pret a Manger, Costa Coffee and Sainsbury's. Kentish Town Health Centre. Through this process Architects AHMM were selected and the building opened in 2. RIBA Award for Architecture 2.
Building Magazine Public Building Project of the Year 2. Culture, bars and music.
Many of these are stocked with keg and bottled beers from the Camden Town Brewery, located in the arches under Kentish Town West London Overground station. Kentish Town is also home to The Forum (formerly known as the Town and Country club), during the 1.
West Kentish Town features many art galleries, studios and creative spaces. Most notable are Spring Studios, the Zabludowicz Collection, the Beardsmore Gallery, photographer Rankin's Annroy and Leighton Space. Early spring 2. 01.
Kentish Town to get its first speak easy, 1. Knowhere Special opened its doors next to Kentish Town station.
The street is also home to two pubs, one being an 1. The Leighton, the other The Torriano, which was for many years an old- fashioned community off- licence. One of London's most famous nudistpublic baths, Rio's, is in Kentish Town. Little of the interior remains intact. The baths were closed in January 2. July 2. 01. 0. Kentish Town generally includes the areas to the west, around Queens Crescent and to the east around Torriano.
Many of the old buildings remain, albeit hidden behind the fa. Taber, poet. Gillian Tindall, writer and historian. Transport. Albans/Luton Airport to Brighton/Gatwick line; Underground station, overground connection (at Kentish Town West and Camden Road stations) and multiple bus routes with the majority going into or around Central London. Nearest stations.