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Counters Bridge

Counters Bridge

Draughtsman: Salway, Joseph

Medium: Lithograph, coloured

Date: 1811

Shelfmark: Maps.183.p.2

Item number: Sheet 15-A

Length: 593

Width: 655

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale ratio: 1 '' : 20 Feet (1 : 240)

Map scale description: 1 '' : 20 Feet

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.

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