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IMPROVEMENTS PROPOSED BY THE HON. CORPORATION OF LONDON BETWEEN THE ROYAL EXCHANGE AND FINSBURY SQUARE

IMPROVEMENTS PROPOSED BY THE HON. CORPORATION OF LONDON BETWEEN THE ROYAL EXCHANGE AND FINSBURY SQUARE

Engraver: Cooke, John

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1802

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 17.17

Item number: 17

Length: 381

Width: 508

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale description: 7 1/4" : 1500 feet

The principal improvement featured on this plan is the removal of the Bethlem ('Bedlam') Hospital and its replacement by the ''London Amphitheatre,'' which would comprise at least 60 houses with gardens, stables and coach-houses suitable for ''opulent Citizens''. This complex would be linked directly to the Royal Exchange via a 80-ft wide new street.

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