A plan of the New Intended Road from Paddington to Islington

The Intended New Road from Paddington to Islington 1755

A proposed scheme for the development of what would become the Marylebone and Euston Roads in London.



A plan of a new road, intended to run from Paddington to Islington

To facilitate the movement of sheep and cattle from the west of London to Smithfield market, and troops to the Essex coast. Drawn by Benjamin Cole, a cartographer and print maker who also ran an optical instrument business, this was published in The Gentleman’s Magazine in January 1756. This long-running periodical (1731-1922) was the first to use the word ‘magazine’, and provided a digest of everything from commodity prices and current affairs to Latin poetry. Two notable pubs on the map are the Jews Harp Public House and Tea Gardens (1745-1899), located in what is now Regents Park, and the Yorkshire Stingo, at the western end of what would become the Marylebone Road. In 1790 the garden at the Stingo hosted the second cast iron bridge ever built. 90 feet long and weighing 3 tons, this had been intended for the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, and was designed by Thomas Paine, author of the best-selling revolutionary work The Rights of Man. The Stingo eventually closed its doors for good in 1964, having been in business since the 17th century.

Original Size: 24 x 50 cms

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