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Monkwell Square 8829

Brief Description

In the 1980s, the 1960s Lee House was replaced by Alban Gate designed by Terry Farrell Partnership and the square was re-designed, much reduced in size. The square is overlooked by residential accommodation on two sides and by the Barber Surgeons' Hall to the east. The landscape design has a central raised area with balustrades, an obelisk and planting in each corner.

History

Monkwell Square was formed post WWII on the site of Monkwell Street, the name probably derived from a medieval family called Muchewella. The central space was originally laid out formally with grass, shaped beds and a series of circular planters, paving and seating.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: Barbican (Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City). Rail: Barbican. Bus: 56, 100
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust