Camden Street Names


Have you every wondered how your street was named? Camden History Society have published a comprehensive list of Camden''s street names and their origins.


Abbey Place (off Little Coram Street)
The seat of the Duke of BEDFORD is WOBURN Abbey in Bedfordshire.

Yorkshire Grey Place, NW3
Yorkshire Grey Yard (off Eagle Street, WC1)
The former was named in 1974 with the help of Camden History Society.

112 pages of double column fascinating (often fascinating) detail.

Camden History Society became the first history society in London, possibly in the country, to have researched the history of every street and district in its boundaries. Their regularly revised and expanded Streets volumes are designed as a series of walks, explaining the history of each street and describing former buildings and residents, but they can also be enjoyed from the comfort of an armchair. click here

Our area is covered by Streets of East Bloomsbury. Ten walks lead us through an area stretching east from Southampton Row east to the borough boundary along Farringdon Road and from High Holborn in the south to Euston Road in the north.  Though sometimes considered part of Bloomsbury, historically that lies to the west. The area here developed gradually over fields - from the start of Red Lion Square in 1684 to the completion of the Battle Bridge estate by King’s Cross over 150 years later.

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