Draughtsman: Salway, Joseph
Medium: Lithograph, coloured
This sheet depicts the beginning of the two and a half mile turnpike road leading into London from Counters Bridge, the westernmost point of today's Kensington High Street, to Hyde Park Corner. Counter's Bridge over Stanford Brook formed the boundary between the parishes of Kensington and Fulham. The brook took its name, meaning "stony ford", from the ford on the Great West Road. It was formed by three minor streams joining at Thurman Green and flowing into the Thames at Hammersmith Creek. By the end of the 19th century, it had been completely covered in and turned into a sewer.