Beaufort House, drawn by Kip with the hills of Kensington on the skyline, 1708

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Coloured drawing of Beaufort House by the Thames

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Beaufort House, drawn by Kip with the hills of Kensington on the skyline, 1708

This engraving was made for Britannia Illustrata 1708, 200 years after Sir Thomas More resided in Beaufort House. None of the other houses shown would have been built in More's time. Today only Lindsey House in the bottom right corner remain. In the distance Kensington village can be seen and the three great houses on the hills above; Holland House, Campden House and Kensington Palace.

Location of original: Chelsea Print Room C3603
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