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Phillimore Place

Phillimore Place

Draughtsman: Salway, Joseph

Medium: Lithograph, coloured

Date: 1811

Shelfmark: Maps.183.p.2

Item number: Sheet 12-A

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. 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.

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