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New Cross turnpike, on the Kent Road

New Cross turnpike, on the Kent Road

Engraver: Laurie, R

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1783

Shelfmark: Ktop XLI

Item number: 12-1.

Genre: Topographical Drawing

New Cross tollgate was situated along the main road from Dover to London. An Act of Parliament established the New Cross Turnpike Trust in 1718, which lasted until 1813. The picture also shows the New Cross House, one of the many inns lining the road to serve 18th century travellers.

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