St Paul’s Crescent is an extremely attractive residential street with well-maintained good-looking houses, most of which date back to the mid-Victorian era, within a group of streets popularly referred to as Camden Square. It crosses Agar Grove (see link)
formerly St Paul’s Road and also Marquis Road an equally tranquil leafy residential street. Built on the manor of Cantelowes which, according to the Great Survey of 1086, was held by the Canons of St Paul’s. It’s (almost) crescent shape curves from north to south and has cherry, plum and lime trees along its length. Most of the houses in the section lying south of Agar Grove are Victorian brick structures with largish front yards and grand steps leading up to the main doors. These have large single windows on the first floor and two windows on the second floor, which are situated up under the eaves. Nowadays it’s a cul de sac although together with York Way gives access to Maiden Lane Estate a contemporary complex constructed by Ove Arup and also St Paul’s Mews a private cobbled mews built during the 1980’s designed by noted architects CZWG.
The section north of Agar Grove has equally attractive three storey houses (which differ in not having a lower ground floor), and benefit from a pedestrianised section at the junction with Agar grove which effectively making it a cul de sac. Similar in architecture, the very northern end between Cantelowes Road and Marquis Road is quiet and leafy