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Views of London No.2 Entrance of St Georges Road or the Obelisk Turnpike with a View of Royal Circus

Views of London No.2 Entrance of St Georges Road or the Obelisk Turnpike with a View of Royal Circus

Artist: Dagaty

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1797

Shelfmark: Ktop XXII

Item number: 6b

Length: 54

Width: 39.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

In the 18th century, the transport of goods in and out of London was largely done by stage wagons with tarpaulin hoods and wide wheels to navigate the frequently rough and muddy roads outside the city. The Royal Circus, also called the Surrey Theatre, was opened on 7 November 1762 on Blackfriars Road. It was an unsuccessful venture and in 1805 the building was destroyed by fire.

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