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Lower Phillimore Place

Lower Phillimore Place

Draughtsman: Salway, Joseph

Medium: Lithograph, coloured

Date: 1811

Shelfmark: Maps.183.p.2

Item number: Sheet 12

Length: 593

Width: 655

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

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

Map scale description: 1 '' : 20 Feet

Estate developments played a big part in the transformation of Kensington from rural parish to metropolitan borough. Houses in the Phillimore Estate are illustrated in this sheet along the north side of Kensington High Street. The Building Act of 1774, reinforcing the regulation passed after the Great Fire, specified that houses had to be built to sound and uniform structural standards, restricting the use of decorative woodwork. The estate depicted here was built by William Phillimore in the 1780s, on land once owned by the D'Oyley family. William's ancestor Joseph, originally from Gloucestershire, came in possession of the land when he married Anne D'Oyley.

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