Spotlight on NW5: Bartholomew Estate Conservation Area

Author: Admin - Date: 17th February 2014

Well behind Kentish Town Road is this quiet leafy backwater, known as the Bartholomew Estate Conservation Area.  A remarkably compact and well preserved Victorian residential area of Kentish Town where little has changed over the last 150 years.  The area remained as farmland right up until the mid 19th century, when development was undertaken by three landlords: Christ Church College Oxford, Dartmouth Family Estate and St Bartholomew Hospital. Street names to watch out for properties are:  Patshull Road, Bartholomew Road, Gaisford Street, Caversham Road, Lawford Road and Bartholomew Villas.

Bartholomew Villas - Just added to Oliver’s Sales is this charming one bedroom garden flat.
For more details contact Oliver’s Sales Kentish Town Tel: 020 7284 1222 or email Oliver's Kentish Town.


A public document regarding the conservation area ( ) states that “Intrinsinc (essential) to the Bartholomew Estate is the balance between built and unbuilt space, which has resulted in the formation of a superior set piece of Victorian town scape planning”.  Houses are generally set back often featuring well maintained front gardens and allowing un-interrupted views and vistas along its streets. Mature trees are grown in private back gardens - glimpses of which are visible through the narrow void spaces between houses. There are semi-detached three and four storey villas with raised entrances, semi basement areas, shallow pitch roofs and overhanging eaves which have had very limited alterations.  Large period family homes in the area sell fast to professionals, families, and creative-types wanting spacious period accommodation close to good schools, parks and Central London.  Smaller homes along Bartholomew Villas are equally pretty and attractive. Bartholomew Estate Conservation Area properties are within the catchment area of the highly- rated Camden School for girls and a short walk from the new French School on Holmes Road. One is spoilt for choice when it comes to parks and open green spaces - with Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath and Primrose Hill only a short walk away. For all the shopping needs there is Kentish Town Road with a wide variety of specialised artisan food outlets. Kentish Town Station is served by London Underground Northern line, and by First Capital Connect Thameslink trains on the National Rail network, connecting the area with fast links to the City and the West End - as well as North London suburbs and boroughs south of the river.

More photos with properties from the area are availabel on Olivers Pinterest page:



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