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Camley Street


Dimensions: w: 39cm, h: 30cm
Photographs (47): 2011–2015
Book: 2019



Until the 17th century the area was part of the Middlesex woodlands. In the 18th century it became industrial land, and Regent's Canal was built along the eastern edge of the former country estate. In the 19th century the land was used for coal supplies, first for canal boats and then for the Midland Railway. The site fell into dereliction in the late 1960s. Following a long campaign by local residents to secure its existence against plans to use the space as a coach and lorry park, the Greater London Council purchased the site. Camley Street Natural Park was opened to the public in May 1985. It occupies two acres of land just north of St Pancras station.