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Crescent Conservation Area

​Crescent Conservation Area [No.26]

An area which includes early examples of the introduction of planned Georgian residential crescents and circuses to London in the late 18th century. 

The Crescent Conservation Area Character Summary and Management Strategy SPD (1MB) was adopted on 31 January 2012.

This document analyses the significance of the conservation area and sets out relevant policies for its preservation and enhancement.

Use the 'Conservation' tab on the City of London interactive map to view the conservation area boundary.

History and character summary 

  • Surviving 18th century street plan incorporating Crescent and Circus, which has special significance in the evolution of the City and London's built form
  • An area forming part of the Tower of London World Heritage Site local setting
  • The section of Roman and medieval City wall (scheduled ancient monument) to the rear of the Crescent is the best surviving section of the structure in the City and one of the highest intact sections of medieval work.
18 April 2012
Last Modified:
29 May 2019