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PLAN OF A NEW STREET FROM CHARING CROSS TO PORTLAND PLACE

PLAN OF A NEW STREET FROM CHARING CROSS TO PORTLAND PLACE

Engraver: Basire, James

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1812

Shelfmark: Maps.Crace XVII

Item number: 36

Length: 381

Width: 533

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale description: No scale given

The lack of street planning in the West End had been lamented by the architect John Gwynn in 1766 and he had suggested a plan along similar lines to the one shown here. In 1811 Portland Place would revert to the Crown, and without a new road to decrease travelling time to the city centre, profitable development of the land was unlikely.

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