Residential district in the London Borough of Islington

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Canonbury is a residential area in London, forming part of the London Borough of Islington. It is roughly in the area between Essex Road, Upper Street and Cross Street and either side of St Paul's Road in North London.

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Canonbury is located in London Borough of Islington
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Canonbury is located in Greater London
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Population12,072 (2011 Census. Ward)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ325845
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLONDON
Postcode districtN1
Dialling code020
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51°32′37″N 0°05′18″W / 51.5437°N 0.0883°W / 51.5437; -0.0883

In 1253 land in the area was granted to the Canons of St Bartholomew's Priory, Smithfield, and became known as Canonbury. The area continued predominantly as open land until it was developed as a suburb in the early 19th century.[2]

In common with similar inner London areas, it suffered decline when the construction of railways in the 1860s enabled commuting into the city from further afield. The gentrification of the area from the 1950s included new developments to replace war-damaged properties in Canonbury Park North and South as well as restoration of older buildings.

  1. ^ "Islington Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 24 October 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  2. ^ 'Islington: Growth: Canonbury', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 8: Islington and Stoke Newington parishes (1985), pp. 19-20 accessed: 3 May 2007

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