These pages describe the origins, building and life on the estate created by Lord Camden from 1790, now part of inner London.

Go to the short history

BoundaryTwoThe Menu at the top of the page has these links:

  • The Museum pages provide detail across origins of the estate land, the pattern and control of building, experiences of living including society and business and a short look at more modern times
  • The Stories pages are narratives and articles
  • The Conservation pages present Rochester Conservation Area and reclaiming Camden Town through history.
  • The Index lists the web pages and .pdf document links. [ n.b. The .pdf contents do not show on the ‘search’ panel but are on search engines such as Google]


Traditionally, local history is published in books. Web publication offers more flexibility with material and wider access.

The material started as a dissertation on Camden Town as a Georgian suburb.  It is based on  sources and secondary bibliography, with the support of Camden History Society.