Conserve the Brecknock Arms!

Top of Camden Road looking south around 1900

A call for conservation

Walking up Camden Road to arrive at the new friendly bakery ‘Bread by Bike’ in Brecknock Road (just on the Islington, north side) I passed on the corner the former Brecknock Arms. It’s a grand pub and I’ve known about it since the beginning of this Camden Town work since it marks the further boundary of the estate and the toll-gate at this point was a part of original Act for the new Camden Road in 1824.

Its name got changed a few years ago and there’s been a recording studio in the back. But since March, with covid, it’s looking worse – internally boarded up, and parking for sale in the forecourt.

I’ve written to the Council’s conservation officer to ask for urgent ‘local listing – the available step before Historic England full listing. I received a civil reply, to look and assess. Other voices could help.

Read my document with details.