Torrington Square 9129

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The square is now publicly accessible and partly hard landscaped, although some mature trees remain.

History

Torrington Square was originally laid out as part of the Bedford Estate development in 1821-25, named after the father-in-law of the 6th Duke of Bedford. On the east side a terrace of 6 original houses remains, Nos. 27-32; No.30 was once the home of Christina Georgina Rossetti. The terraces overlooked a long narrow garden enclosure for the private use of residents and had lawns, a shrubbery border and fine trees. The square was purchased in the early C20th for the new University of London and was largely built over in the 1930s.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: Goodge Street (Northern). Bus: 10, 24, 29, 73, 134, 390
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust