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Kensington Gore Sheet 8

Kensington Gore Sheet 8

Draughtsman: Salway, Joseph

Medium: Lithograph, coloured

Date: 1811

Shelfmark: Maps 183.p.2

Item number: Sheet 8

Length: 593

Width: 657

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

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

Map scale description: 1 '' : 20 Feet

Kensington Gore, depicted here opposite Hyde Park, takes its name from "gara", an old English word describing a triangular plot of land which was left when ploughing fields of irregular shape. Private gardens of properties on Kensington Gore are shown in plan form, revealing the formal designs of lawns and cobblestone paths.

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