Kensal Town

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Kensal Town is a district of London, England. It is located at the boundary of the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, at grid reference TQ243821. It is included in the W postcode area and was first recorded in 1876 as Kensal New Town.[1] This name had been used since the 1840s to distinguish the area south of the Harrow Road where new housing was largely occupied by Irish immigrants.[2] During the 19th century, the dog dealer Bill George's 'Canine Castle' establishment was on the Kensal Road.

Kensal Town is recorded in the 1861 England Census as the birthplace of a resident of St. Pancras and in the 1851 Census as a village in its own right.


  1. ^ Mills, A., Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names, (2001)
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Coordinates: 51°31′27″N 0°12′35″W / 51.52414°N 0.20970°W / 51.52414; -0.20970