Islington Green 8778

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Recently re-landscaped, a wide tarmac path runs through the site, flanked by fine plane trees, with floral displays and a flag pole and War Memorial installed in 2006.

History

Islington Green is a triangular site that was the former village green and at one time housed the village cage or prison and stocks. Originally unenclosed, in 1777 the green was given to the parish by the Lord of the Manor, and in 1781 railings were erected around it. It was used as a meeting place, and for hustings and polling booths after the 1832 Reform Act. The statue of Sir Hugh Myddelton was installed to the south in 1862 and in 1865 it was laid out as a public garden. The site was acquired by Islington Borough Council in 1897.

Visitor Facilities

The gardens are open from 8am - dusk.
Features
  • Statue
  • Description: Statue to Hugh Myddelton.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The gardens are open from 8am - dusk.

Directions

Tube: Angel (Northern). Rail/London Overground/Tube (Victoria): Highbury and Islington. Bus: 4, 19, 30, 38, 56, 341, 476
History

Period

  • Mid 19th Century