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The parish of St. James's, Westminster taken from the last survey with corrections (1685)

The parish of St. James's, Westminster taken from the last survey with corrections (1685)

Cartographer: Blome, Richard

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1685

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 12.2

Item number: 2

Length: 305

Width: 356

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale description: Scale not given

The plan's title features in a banner at the top centre, with a key to streets, yards, halls, courts and private properties at the top left. Land use and natural features described by symbols and three-dimensional illustrations. St James's Square was laid out in 1662 when Henry Jermyn, Earl of St Albans, obtained a grant of land on the outskirts of London. In 1674, Christopher Wren was appointed architect of the parish church.

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