View at Hyde on the Edgware Road
Engraver: Jukes, F
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
The area known as The Hyde is situated around the junction of the Edgware Road and Kingsbury Road in the hamlet of Hendon. Before the 18th century the area was mainly grassland and the roads were menaced by roaming highwaymen. At the beginning of the 18th century a number of cottages were built in the area and by the 19th century it had became densely crowded with housing and shops.