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About the Cloudesley Association

The Cloudesley Association is a residents' association for the community roughly comprising the following streets in Barnsbury, Islington:

  • Cloudesley Street
  • Cloudesley Road
  • Cloudesley Square
  • Cloudesley Place
  • Stonefield Street
  • Richmond Avenue

Historically, the Association was set up primarily in response to local residents' concerns about issues such as the new schools development and the ongoing restoration of Holy Trinity church.  But the Association also addresses many other issues and aspects of the local community and carries out local historical research, as you can see from this website.  Above all, the Association exists as a focus for local residents to come together and pursue whatever initiatives are in the best interests of the community as a whole.  We hold meetings every few months to which all residents are invited and we also email a newsletter to all residents on a regular basis.  The newsletters and meeting minutes are recorded here in the website.  Joining the Association is free of charge - to be added to our mailing list, just send your name, address and email address to:

admin[at]          (for privacy, @ is replaced by [at] in email addresses on the website)

Or check out the Contacts page to contact us directly.

Remember to visit the website regularly for updates, particularly the "Breaking News" section on the Welcome page, and feel free to add comments - we're always eager to hear from you!


Who's Who in the Association


Chair    Amanda Gill    Amanda Gill
Secretary      Florence Salberter      Florence Salberter
Cloudesley Road Rep   Dirk Meerstadt   Dirk Meerstadt

Cloudesley Square Rep

and Website Manager

  Nick Collin   Nick Collin


About the Cloudesley Estate

In 1517 an Islington resident called Richard Cloudesley bequeathed in his will 14 acres of land known as the "Stony Fields" - an area which became known as the "Stonefield Estate" and which we know today as the "Cloudesley Estate".  For the next 500 years this endowment was carefully managed by a charitable organisation known variously as the "Cloudesley Trust", the "Richard Cloudesley Charity". or today, simply as "Cloudesley" We refer to them here as "The Trust" - check out their excellent website here.  In the early 1800's the Trust built streets of houses on this land and these are the houses we live in today!  You can learn more about Richard Cloudesley's generous legacy and the amazing story of how the Trust helped turn it into the community we know and love today in the History section, here.


Map 1835 the stonefield estate

   1835 Map Showing the Cloudesley Estate Partially Completed, Courtesy of the Cloudesley Trust



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