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A new plan of London, Westminster and Southwark; 1801

A new plan of London, Westminster and Southwark; 1801

Publisher: Laurie, Robert and Whittle, James

Medium: Engraving, coloured

Date: 1801

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 6.185

Item number: 185

Length: 406

Width: 622

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

Map scale description: 4'' : 1 m.

The the title of this map appears at top right, with a compass rose and scale bar at bottom right. Below the plan is a list of public offices, with a special section dedicated to those at Somerset House. Designed by William Chambers, Somerset House was built in stages between 1771 and 1835, the first large block ever built to accommodate government offices. 

Over the years it has housed the Royal Navy, the Stamp Office, Hackney Coaches and Barge Master, the General Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages and the Inland Revenue.

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