GROUND PLAN OF PART OF THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER, as it appeared at the CORONATION of KING GEORGE III.1761. (From Rocque''s scare plan of London,)
This is a proof plan details the procession platform, covered in blue cloth, that led from Westminster Hall to the Abbey and the Coronation Theatre within the Abbey. With 60 years as king, George III had the second longest reign in British history. He was third Hanoverian monarch, but the first to be born in England and use English as his first language. His reign was curtailed by bouts of mental instability, blamed by many contemporary commentators on the strain of the American conflict, but more likely caused by the160 hereditary physical disorder porphyria. He was a cultured monarch who donated to the nation a collection of books as the nucleus of a national library, now held in the King's Tower in the British Library. Major, John
The Plan of ye City of Westminster [showing five locations proposed for the placing of a new bridge]
1 : 3600 Due to the growth of the area in the 18th century, a bridge at Westminster became necessary.This plan shows suggested locations for the building of a bridge. The five locations proposed are: "A", the Horse Ferry on Millbank; "B", College Street or the Slaughter House; "C", the wool stable opposite New Place Yard; "D", Stephen's Alley; "E", Whitehall. There are evident concerns about the Whitehall location being too near the 'elbow' of the river. Cole, B.
Manuscript] Procession of the Coronation of King George the Second and his Quee
1 : 900 This manuscript plan shows the route of the procession of George II's Coronation, from Westminster Hall to the Abbey. George II's reign was dominated by the Jacobin conflict, and his reign was threatened in 1745 by Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender, who landed in Scotland. The Jacobite threat came to an end when Charles was defeated at the Battle of Culloden in April 1746.The country prospered greatly during George II's reign, with the coal and shipbuilding industries becoming more productive, an overall growth in the population, and the establishment of British control in Madras and Bengal.
A Groundplot of part of the Citty of WESTMINSTER [Showing the route of the Procession from the Hall to the Abbey of the Coronation of James II 23rd of April 1685]
1 : 912 The route of the Coronation of King James II in 1685 was lined with His Majesty's Troop of Horses and Regiments of Footguards, represented on this map by groups of circles. At the time there were standing armies of nearly 20,000 men in British kingdoms. The procession moved from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey. James converted to Catholicism in 1669, but despite this he succeeded to the throne peacefully at the age of 51. Aiming for religious toleration, James issued the Declaration of Indulgence in 1687. The following year his son, James Stuart, was born to his second wife, the Catholic Mary of Modena, arousing fear that a Roman Catholic dynasty would be established. The Protestant husband of James's elder daughter, William of Orange, invaded on 5 November 1688 and the army and the navy rallied to William, precipitating James' escape to France. James was defeated at the Battle of the Boyne, in Ireland, when he tried to reclaim the throne in 1690. He spent the rest of his life in exile in France, dying there in 1701.
MEMORIALS OF THE COMMISSIONERS FOR IMPROVING WESTMINSTER 1811
This plan was ordered by the House of Commons. Different colours are used to denote buildings to be affected by renovations in Westminster. John Nash was a driving force behind many improvements in the Regency period, and his ideas of widening streets continued to influence city planning after his retirement. The narrow streets around Westminster Abbey had long been a dangerous area, with its mixture of criminals, courtiers, pilgrims and the wealthy. This was compounded by the abbey precincts being historically afforded sanctuary from the law. The widening of streets in such areas aimed to disperse the slums and tenements, opening them to light, air and policing. The area covered by this plan is where the modern Victoria Street and Parliament Square would be placed in the 1850s and 60s. Basire, J.
A MAPP of the Parish of St MARGARETS Westminster taken from the last Survey with Corrections 7A
1 : 3692 This is John Strype's first edition of Stow's survey. John Stow was a retired sailor who dedicated his retirement to gathering information from records and residents of the Georgian city.The survey extended to include London and Westminster in their entirety, capturing London between Restoration and 18th-century developments.The land on Mill Bank is denoted "Marshy Ground". Renowned for its unhealthy damp atmosphere,it would become the site of the infamous Millbank Penitentiary, and later Tate Britain. Above this a "New Church" is in the process of completion. This would become St John's. Although the survey proved popular, Stow died in poverty at the age of 80, having been granted licence to beg by James I. Stow, John
Sketch of the Procession Usually Observed in the Coronation of our KINGS & QUEENS together with a PLAN pointing out Several new Paths and their Parts Adjacent
A sketch of individuals and their order in the coronation procession is featured at the top of the page.60 years as king, George III's was the second longest reign in British history. He was third Hanoverian monarch, but the first to be born in England and use English as his first language. His reign was curtailed by periodic bouts of mental instability,which many contemporary commentators ascribed to the strain of the American conflict,but was more likely caused by the hereditary physical disorder called porphyria. He was a cultured monarch who donated to the nation a royal collection of books as the nucleus of a national library, now held in the King's Tower;in the British Library.
A PLAN of the Streets in the united Parishes of ST. MARGARET & ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST, Westminster. From a Survey made by I.H. Taylor. No. 22 PARLIAMENT STREET 1828.
Plan of the parishes of St Margaret's, outlined in blue line, and St James', delineated in pink, Westminster. A thin red line shows the boundary of the Tothill Fields District. The large 6-petal structure depicted at lower left is Millbank Penitentiary, built in response to requests for prison reform and finally completed in 1821. Taylor, J. H.
This plan-view of Westminster was published in Norden's 'Speculum Britanniae' in 1593. The title appears at top right below the royal arms, with a compass rose at the foot of the plate. Under different jurisdiction than the City of London, Westminster had developed during the middle ages into a centre of royal administration. Along the Strand are the former residences of the Bishops deposed at the Reformation. By the late 16th Century, these properties were in the hands of the Queen's courtiers, statesmen and other people of influence. Norden, John
Insurance Plan of London: sheet 2
This detailed 1889 plan of London is one of a series of six sheets in an atlas originally produced to aid insurance companies in assessing fire risks. The building footprints, their use (commercial, residential, educational, etc.), the number of floors and the height of the building, as well as construction materials (and thus risk of burning) and special fire hazards (chemicals, kilns, ovens) were documented in order to estimate premiums. Names of individual businesses, property lines, and addresses were also often recorded. Together these maps provide a rich historical shapshot of the commercial activity and urban landscape of towns and cities at the time.
The British Library holds a comprehensive collection of fire insurance plans produced by the London-based firm Charles E. Goad Ltd. dating back to 1885. These plans were made for most important towns and cities of the British Isles at the scales of 1:480 (1 inch to 40 feet), as well as many foreign towns at 1:600 (1 inch to 50 feet). Chas E Goad Limited Chas E Goad Limited