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A plan of the gardens at Kew, 1763

A plan of the gardens at Kew, 1763

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1763

Shelfmark: Ktop XL

Item number: 46m

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Map scale description: 110 ft: 1 inch

The gardens were originally part of the grounds of the house built by Sir Henry Capel and his wife. They were extensively developed in the 1750s by royal gardener William Chambers and Princess Augusta, who had settled at Kew with Prince Frederick, the eldest son of George II. Kew had by this time become a separate parish to Kingston, and was almost completely taken up by the gardens at the time this plan was drawn.

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