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Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Surveyor: Bennett, S.

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: ca. 1800

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 10.4

Item number: 4

Length: 381

Width: 635

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale description: 2'' : 10 Chains

The title and compass star of this plan appear at middle left, with the scale bar at bottom right. At over 340 acres the largest of all the royal parks, Hyde Park was originally a hunting ground for deer, boars and wild bull. Bequeathed to the monks of Westminster after the conquest of Geoffrey de Mandeville in the 1140s, the park was appropriated by Henry VIII at the dissolution of the monasteries in 1536. The park was opened to the public at the beginning of the 17th century, and remained a deer-hunting ground until 1768.

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