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A new plan of London, Westminster and Southwark engraved for Noorthoucks History of London. 1772

A new plan of London, Westminster and Southwark engraved for Noorthoucks History of London. 1772

Publisher: Noorthouck, John

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1772

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 4.139

Item number: 139

Length: 419

Width: 699

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

Map scale description: 2" 7/8 : Half a Mile

This map highlights in red the boundaries of the old London Wall, built by the Romans. By the end of the 17th century it had become an anachronistic nuisance. 

The first section (near Bishops Gate) was removed in 1707 and much of the rest was broken down or built over during the 18th century. Most of the gates were pulled down in 1760/1, wtih Newgate, the last to survive, demolished in 1777.

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