Draughtsman: Salway, Joseph
Medium: Lithograph, coloured
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. Built in the 1780s by William Phillimore, the estate occupied much of the land in Kensington 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. The milestone depicted on the south side of the road indicates a distance of two miles to Hyde Park Corner where the toll road terminated.