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Map of Kensington 1741-1745

The Kensington section from the Environs of London by John Rocque, 1741-1745.

Although some familiar names such as Earl's Court, Brompton and Kensington Palace appear on Roque's 'detailed and accurate survey' of 1740s Kensington, little else would be recognisable today. The whole area was covered by fields, meadows and orchards with 'roads' such as Sallad Lane and Greens Lane and Kensington Wells. The three great mansions of Kensington dominate the centre of the map; Holland House, Campden House and Kensington Palace.

Location of original: Local Studies map collection
Copyright: the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries (RBKC Libraries)

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