Hyett’s hand-drawn 1807 map

William Hyett produced an amazingly accurate map of the London countryside in 1807, using just pen and paper.

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Hyett’s hand-drawn 1807 map

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2016

William Hyett produced an amazingly accurate map of the London countryside in 1807, using just pen and paper.

An interior decorator with royal patronage, Frederick Crace amassed some 1200 printed and hand-drawn maps charting the development of the city and its immediate vicinity from around 1570 to 1860.

A couple of these maps date from 1807 as William Hyett put pen and ink to paper and draw a remarkable accurate view of the than countryside around north and west London.

The individual settlements that make up this area of London are shown by red blocks, with boundary lines indicating the fields separating them. Shading and soft interlining indicate relief, neatly illustrated at Primrose Hill, the summit of which is left bare. The barracks at the edge of Hyde Park are illustrated at the very bottom of the map.

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The 1807 Hyatt map

The 1807 Hyatt map
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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Edgware Road Edgware Road station was a station on the world’s first underground railway.
Hyett's hand-drawn 1807 map William Hyett produced an amazingly accurate map of the London countryside in 1807, using just pen and paper.
Paddington Fire Station Paddington Fire Station was situated at 492-498 Edgware Road.
Paddington Green Children’s Hospital The Paddington Green Children’s Hospital opened in August 1883.

NEARBY STREETS
Aberdeen Place, NW8 Aberdeen Place was built on the site of a farm once owned by John Lyon, who founded Harrow School in 1571.
Adpar Street, W2 Adpar Street is a street in Paddington.
Ashbridge Street, NW8 Ashbridge Street is named after Arthur Ashbridge, District Surveyor for Marylebone between 1884–1918.
Ashmill Street, NW8 Ashmill Street was formerly owned by the Portman estate and named for Ash Mill in Devon where the family owned land.
Bell Street, NW1 Bell Street is a street in Camden Town.
Bendall Mews, NW1 Bendall Mews is a street in Camden Town.
Bernhardt Crescent, NW8 Bernhardt Crescent is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Blomfield Road, W9 Blomfield Road is the road running beside the canal on the Little Venice side.
Boscobel Street, NW8 Boscobel Street is named after a nearby pub called the Royal Oak.
Braithwaite Tower, W2 Braithwaite Tower is a street in Paddington.
Broadley Street, NW8 Broadley Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Broadley Terrace, NW1 Broadley Terrace is a street in Camden Town.
Browning Close, W9 Browning Close is named after two poets.
Cabbell Street, NW1 Cabbell Street is a street in Camden Town.
Cambridge Court, W2 Cambridge Court is a street in Paddington.
Capland Street, NW8 Capland Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Chapel Street, NW1 Chapel Street is a street in Camden Town.
Church Street, NW8 Church Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Church Street, W2 Church Street is a street in Paddington.
Clarendon Gardens, W9 Clarendon Gardens is a street in Maida Vale.
Clarendon Terrace, W9 Clarendon Terrace is a street in Maida Vale.
Clifton Court, NW8 Clifton Court is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Clifton Road, W9 Clifton Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Corlett Street, NW1 Corlett Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Cosway Street, NW1 Cosway Street is a street in Camden Town.
Crawford Place, W1H Crawford Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Crompton Street, W2 Crompton Street is a street in Paddington.
Cuthbert Street, W2 Cuthbert Street is a street in Paddington.
Daventry Street, NW1 Daventry Street is a street in Camden Town.
Dudley Street, W2 Dudley Street is a road in the W2 postcode area
Edgware Road, NW1 Edgware Road is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Edgware Road, NW8 Edgware Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Edgware Road, W1H Edgware Road is a road in the W1H postcode area
Edgware Road, W2 Edgware Road is a street in Paddington.
Edward House, W2 Residential block
Elizabeth Close, W9 Elizabeth Close commemorates Elizabeth Barrett Browning, the poet.
Fisherton Street, NW8 Fisherton Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Frampton Street, NW8 Frampton Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Grendon Street, NW8 Grendon Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hall Place, W2 Hall Place is a road in the W2 postcode area
Harbet Road, W2 Harbet Road is a street in Paddington.
Hatton Street, NW8 This is a street in the NW8 postcode area
Hermitage Street, W2 Hermitage Street is a road in the W2 postcode area
Homer Row, W1H Homer Row is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Howards Way, W2 Howards Way is a road in the W2 postcode area
Howley Place, W2 Howley Place is a road in the W2 postcode area
Joe Strummer Subway, W2 Joe Strummer Subway is a road in the W2 postcode area
John Aird Court (116-228), W2 John Aird Court is in Paddington
Lanark Place, W9 Lanark Place is a street in Maida Vale.
Lisson Grove, NW1 The southern end of Lisson Grove was the location of a hamlet and open space, both called Lisson Green.
Lisson Grove, NW8 Lisson Grove is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Lisson Street, NW1 Lisson Street is a street in Camden Town.
Luton Street, NW8 Luton Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Lyons Place, W2 Lyons Place is a road in the W2 postcode area
Maida Avenue, W2 Maida Avenue is a street in Paddington.
Mallory Street, NW8 Mallory Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Marylebone Flyover, NW1 Marylebone Flyover is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Marylebone Flyover, W2 Marylebone Flyover is a road in the W2 postcode area
Merchant Square, W2 Merchant Square is a road in the W2 postcode area
Miles Buildings, NW1 Miles Buildings is a street in Camden Town.
North Wharf Road, W2 North Wharf Road is a street in Paddington.
Northwick Close, NW8 Northwick Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Northwick Terrace, NW8 Northwick Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Old Marylebone Road, NW1 Old Marylebone Road is a street in Camden Town.
Paddington Green, W2 Paddington Green is a surviving fragment of the original rural fabric of the area.
Park Place Villas, W2 Park Place Villas is a street in Paddington.
Penfold Place, NW1 Penfold Place is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Penfold Street, NW1 Penfold Street is a street in Camden Town.
Penfold Street, NW8 Penfold Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Plympton Place, NW8 Plympton Place is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Porteus Road, W2 Porteus Road is a road in the W2 postcode area
Portman Gate, NW1 Portman Gate is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Princess Louise Close, W2 Princess Louise Close is a street in Paddington.
Randolph Mews, W9 Randolph Mews is a road in the W9 postcode area
Randolph Road, W9 Randolph Road is a road in the W9 postcode area
Ranston Street, NW1 Ranston Street is a street in Camden Town.
Richmond House, NW1 Richmond House is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Saint Mary’s Square, W2 Saint Mary’s Square is a road in the W2 postcode area
Saint Mary’s Terrace, W2 This is a street in the W2 postcode area
Salisbury Street, NW8 Salisbury Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Sheldon Square, W2 Sheldon Square is a street in Paddington.
Shroton Street, NW1 Shroton Street is a street in Camden Town.
St Marks Church, NW1 St Marks Church is a street in Camden Town.
St Marys Mansions, W2 St Marys Mansions is a street in Paddington.
St Marys Terrace, W2 St Marys Terrace is a street in Paddington.
Stalbridge Street, NW1 Stalbridge Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Transept Street, NW1 Transept Street is a street in Camden Town.
Tresham Crescent, NW8 Tresham Crescent is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Wallace Court, NW1 Wallace Court is a street in Camden Town.
Westway, W2 At its opening, Westway was the largest continuous concrete structure in Britain.
Whitehaven Street, NW8 Whitehaven Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area


St John's Wood

St John’s Wood is an affluent district, north west of Regent’s Park.

St John’s Wood was once part of the Great Forest of Middlesex with the name deriving from its mediaeval owners, the Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (Knights Hospitallers), an Augustinian order. The order took over the land from the Knights Templar in 1323.

After the Reformation and the Dissolution of monastic orders, St John’s Wood became Crown land, and Henry VIII established Royal Hunting Grounds in what became known as Marylebone Park.

Until the end of the eighteenth century, the area was agricultural.

St John’s Wood was developed from the early 19th century onwards. It was one of the first London suburbs to be developed with a large amount of low density ’villa’ housing, as opposed to the terraced housing which was the norm in London up to the 19th century. Parts of St John’s Wood have been rebuilt at a higher density but it remains one of the most expensive areas of London.

St John’s Wood is the location of Lord’s Cricket Ground and for Abbey Road Studios where The Beatles recorded.

The Rolling Stones referenced St John’s Wood in their song Play With Fire. Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones lived on Carlton Hill, at the northern edge of St John’s Wood, in the 1960s.

St John’s Wood station was opened on 20 November 1939 on a new section of deep-level tunnel constructed between Baker Street and Finchley Road when the Metropolitan Line’s services on its Stanmore branch were transferred to the Bakerloo Line. It was transferred along with the rest of the Stanmore branch to the Jubilee Line when it opened in 1979. With the opening of St John’s Wood station, two nearby stations on the Metropolitan Line were closed. These were Lord’s (which had originally been opened in 1868 as St John’s Wood Road) and Marlborough Road.

The station building is located on the corner of Acacia Road and Finchley Road. The station is the nearest one to Lord’s Cricket Ground and Abbey Road Studios. For this reason Beatles memorabilia are sold at the station.

The platform design remains the same as when opened in 1939, and was designed by Harold Stabler.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Regent's Park
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1830 map of Westbourne Park
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Chalk Farm in 1730
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23-24 Leinster Gardens
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Spotted Dog
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