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Plan presented to the House of Commons, of a street proposed from Charing Cross to Portland Place, leading to the Crown Estate in Mary-le-Bone Park

Plan presented to the House of Commons, of a street proposed from Charing Cross to Portland Place, leading to the Crown Estate in Mary-le-Bone Park

Engraver: Basire, James

Medium: Engraving, coloured

Date: 1813

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 12.16

Item number: 16

Length: 330

Width: 610

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale description: ca. 3" : 1000 Feet

This original design for Regent Street was commissioned by the House of Commons. The title appears along the top, with a descriptive note below the plan and a scale bar at the bottom centre. Crown Property is highlighted in blue. Starting at Carlton House, Regent Street ran through crownland at Piccadilly (where a circus was built) before turning north-west along Swallow Street, in Soho, finally joining Portland Place north of Oxford Street.

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