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A plan of the New Road from Padington to Islington

A plan of the New Road from Padington to Islington

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1756

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 14.41.(2.)

Item number: 41.(2.)

Length: 133

Width: 216

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale description: ca. 1 3/4" : 2000 Feet

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This small plan of a section of the New Road from Paddington to Islington details all the estates and landmarks along the way, and was issued with the 'London Magazine' in 1756. The title appears at top right, scale bar at bottom right, and compass rose at top left. To the bottom left is a note on land granted by Act of Parliament for the construction of the road. The proposed extension to the road is indicated on the plan by a double dotted line. Built by the Duke of Grafton in 1756 to drive cattle east to Smithfield Market, avoiding Holborn and Oxford Street, this was the capital's first bypass.

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