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Tyburn Turnpike

Tyburn Turnpike

Medium: Aquatint with etching, coloured

Date: 1813

Shelfmark: Ktop XXII

Item number: 25b

Genre: Topographical Print

Situated on the site of the old Tyburn gallows (now where Marble Arch is located), Tyburn was one of the busiest and most profitable turnpikes in London. Lewis Levi, a rich stockbroker paid over £12,000 for the lease of this turnpike. He recouped this investment by charging carriages 10d, horsemen 4d, and 5d for 20 oxen, or 2d for 20 pigs. This turnpike led travellers into Tyburn Road (now Oxford Street)

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