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A plan of the intended New Road from Padington to Islington

A plan of the intended New Road from Padington to Islington

Engraver: Cole, Benjamin

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1756

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 14.41.(1.)

Item number: 41.(1.)

Length: 419

Width: 483

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale description: ca. 2 1/4" : 2000

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This plan was issued with the 'Gentlemen's Magazine' in 1756. The title appears at top right, scale bar at bottom right, and compass rose at the top of the plate. The plan shows the various parishes and landmarks along the road to Islington, with each private property indicated by a letter and a key to landlords in a table at bottom left. Built by the Duke of Grafton in 1756 to drive cattle east to Smithfield Market, avoiding Holborn and Oxford Street, this new road was the first bypass in the capital.

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