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The Plan of ye City of Westminster [showing five locations proposed for the placing of a new bridge]

The Plan of ye City of Westminster [showing five locations proposed for the placing of a new bridge]

Engraver: Cole, B.

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1738

Shelfmark: Maps Crace XI

Item number: 15

Length: 279

Width: 406

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale ratio: 1'' : 300 Feet (1 : 3600)

Map scale description: 3'' : 900 Feet

Due to the growth of the area in the 18th century, a bridge at Westminster became necessary. This plan shows suggested locations for the building of a bridge. The five locations proposed are: "A", the Horse Ferry on Millbank; "B", College Street or the Slaughter House; "C", the wool stable opposite New Place Yard; "D", Stephen's Alley; "E", Whitehall. There are evident concerns about the Whitehall location being too near the 'elbow' of the river.

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