40-54 Bedford Square, Camden, Greater London

40-54 Bedford Square, Camden, Greater London
Photograph taken 16 January 2005 © Mr Anthony Rau. Source Historic England Archive ref: 476705

This terrace of 15 houses in Bedford Square form part of a very important and complete example of 18th century town planning. They were all built by W Scott and R Grews for the Bedford Estate. They were built as a speculation. It is not clear who designed all the houses. The majority of the plots leased by the estate were taken by Robert Grews, a carpenter, and William Scott, a brickmaker. The following have plaques or tablets: No.41 was the residence of Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, novelist; No.42 of William Butterfield, architect; and No.49 of Ram Mohun Roy, Indian scholar and reformer. Number 47 became Bedford Ladies' College, the first higher education college for women, it became part of the University of London in 1900.

Location

Greater London Camden

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

housing terrace estate education women university