Continuous development of railways in the borough since the 1830s has left a greater range of significant railway heritage than any other area of London. The redevelopment of St Pancras and Kings Cross stations is restoring pride in our railway heritage, and pressures to resurrect the Euston Arch could recreate an iconic symbol of the Victorian railway.
Area of interest
The focus of our interest is the area shown on the map, which covers the former Camden Goods Depot and the main line railway as far as Primrose Hill Tunnel East Portals. It contains four Grade II* listed structures - the Roundhouse, Primrose Hill Tunnel East Portals, the Stationary Winding Engine Vaults and the Horse Hospital - and a wealth of Grade II listed structures, including:
There is much more that merits listing.
Camden Railway Heritage Trust (CRHT) is a charity promoting, for public benefit, the preservation and restoration of the railway and associated heritage, access to the heritage and the education of the public in the broad appreciation of the social and industrial history of the area.
Commercial development in the area can use the heritage to attract visitors and enhance the life of people who live and work in Camden. But it also threatens the heritage and can harm or destroy the features that make this area so interesting. The role of the Trust is to encourage people to understand the heritage and appreciate its significance. This website takes a step in this direction.
If you are interested in helping to preserve the remarkable heritage in this area, then join our mailing list and sign up to receive our newsletter. If you wish to help the work of the Trust, or if you can share with us any additional information about the railway, canal and industrial heritage of the area, contact the secretary.