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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The 1807 Hyatt map
Credit: British Library

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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Marylebone - so good they named it once but pronounced it seven different ways.

Marylebone is an area in the City of Westminster North of Oxford Street and South of Regents Park. Edgware Road forms the Western boundary. Portland Place forms the eastern boundary with the area known as Fitzrovia.

Marylebone gets its name from a church, called St Mary's, that was built on the bank of a small stream or bourne called the Tyburn. The church and the surrounding area later became known as St Mary at the bourne, which over time became shortened to its present form Marylebone.

Today the area is mostly residential with a stylish High Street. It is also notable for its Arab population on its far western border around Edgware Road.

Marylebone station, opened in 1899, is the youngest of London's mainline terminal stations, and also one of the smallest, having opened with half the number of platforms originally planned.

Originally the London terminus of the ill-fated Great Central Main Line, it now serves as the terminus of the Chiltern Main Line route.

The underground station is served by the Bakerloo Line, opening on 27 March 1907 by the Baker Street and Waterloo Railway under the name Great Central (following a change from the originally-intended name Lisson Grove). It was renamed Marylebone in 1917.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Edgware Road:   Edgware Road station was part of the world's first underground railway when it was opened as part of the Metropolitan Railway between Paddington and Farringdon on 1 October 1863.
Paddington Green Children’s Hospital:   The Paddington Green Children’s Hospital opened in August 1883.
St John's Wood:   St John's Wood is an affluent district, north west of Regent's Park.
St Mary’s Hospital, London:   St Mary’s Hospital is a hospital in Paddington, founded in 1845.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abbey Gardens, NW8 · Abercorn Close, NW8 · Abercorn Place, NW8 · Abercorn Place, W9 · Abercorn Walk, NW8 · Aberdeen Place, NW8 · Acacia Road, NW8 · Adpar Street, W2 · Allitsen Road, NW8 · Alma Square, Hamilton Gardens, NW8 · Alma Square, NW8 · Aquila Street, NW8 · Ashbridge Street, NW8 · Ashmill Street, NW1 · Ashmill Street, NW8 · Aubrey Place, NW8 · Avenue Close, NW8 · Avenue Road, NW8 · Barbara Brosnan Court, NW8 · Belgrave Gardens, NW8 · Bernhardt Crescent, NW8 · Blenheim Road, NW8 · Blenheim Terrace, NW8 · Bolton Road, NW8 · Boscobel Street, NW8 · Boundary Road, NW8 · Bouverie Place, W2 · Boydell Court, NW8 · Braithwaite Tower, W2 · Bridgeman Street, NW8 · Broadley Street, NW8 · Broxwood Way, NW8 · Capland Street, NW8 · Carlton Hill, NW8 · Cavendish Avenue, NW8 · Cavendish Close, NW8 · Charlbert Street, NW8 · Charles Lane, NW8 · Church Street, NW8 · Church Street, W2 · Circus Road, NW8 · Clarendon Terrace, W9 · Clifton Court, NW8 · Clifton Hill, NW8 · Cochrane Street, NW8 · Corlett Street, NW1 · Crompton Street, W2 · Cropthorne Court, W9 · Culworth Street, NW8 · Cunningham Place, NW8 · Cuthbert Street, W2 · Denning Close, NW8 · Dorman Way, NW8 · Dudley Street, W2 · Eamont Street, NW8 · Edgware Road, NW1 · Edgware Road, NW8 · Edgware Road, W1H · Edgware Road, W2 · Edward House, W2 · Eliot Mews, NW8 · Elm Tree Road, NW8 · Finchley Road, NW8 · Fisherton Street, NW8 · Frampton Street, NW8 · Garden Road, NW8 · Greenberry Street, NW8 · Grendon Street, NW8 · Grove End Road, NW8 · Hall Place, W2 · Hall Road, NW8 · Hamilton Close, NW8 · Hamilton Gardens, NW8 · Hamilton Terrace, NW8 · Harbet Road, W2 · Henderson Drive, NW8 · Henstridge Place, NW8 · Hermitage Street, W2 · Hill Road, NW8 · Hillside Close, NW6 · Hillside Close, W9 · Howards Way, W2 · Jerome Crescent, NW8 · Joe Strummer Subway, W2 · Junction Mews, W2 · Junction Place, W2 · Kingsmill Terrace, NW8 · Langford Place, NW8 · Lisson Grove, NW8 · Lodge Road, NW8 · Loudoun Road, NW8 · Luton Street, NW8 · Lyons Place, W2 · Macmillan House, W2 · Mallory Street, NW8 · Marlborough Hill, NW8 · Marlborough Place, NW8 · Marylebone Flyover, W2 · Melina Place, NW8 · Merchant Square, W2 · Middle Field, NW8 · Miles Buildings, NW1 · Newcourt Street, NW8 · Norfolk Road, NW8 · North Bank, NW8 · North Wharf Road, W2 · Northwick Close, NW8 · Northwick Terrace, NW8 · Nugent Terrace, NW8 · Ordnance Hill, NW8 · Paddington Green, W2 · Paveley Street, NW8 · Penfold Place, NW1 · Penfold Street, NW1 · Penfold Street, NW8 · Plympton Place, NW8 · Porteus Road, W2 · Prince Albert Road, NW8 · Princess Louise Close, W2 · Queen’s Grove, NW8 · Queen’s Terrace, NW8 · Queensmead, NW8 · Radlett Place, NW8 · Rainsford Street, W2 · Regent’s Canal Towpath, NW8 · Regents Mews, NW8 · Rodney Court, W9 · Rossetti Mews, NW8 · Ryder’s Terrace, NW8 · Saint Mary’s Square, W2 · Saint Michael’s Street, W2 · Sale Place, W2 · Salisbury Street, NW8 · Sandringham Court, W9 · Scott Ellis Gardens, NW8 · South Wharf Road, W2 · Springfield Road, NW8 · St Edmund’s Terrace, NW3 · St Edmund’s Terrace, NW8 · St James’s Close, NW8 · St John’s Wood High Street, NW8 · St John’s Wood Park, NW8 · St John’s Wood Road, NW8 · St John’s Wood Terrace, NW8 · St Marys Mansions, W2 · St Marys Medical School, W2 · St Marys Terrace, W2 · St Michaels Street, W2 · St Stephen’s Close, NW8 · St. John’s Hall Flats, NW8 · Star Street, W2 · Station Concourse, W2 · Swain Street, NW8 · Tatham Place, NW8 · The Lane, NW8 · The Marlowes, NW8 · Titchfield Road, NW8 · Townshend Estate, NW8 · Townshend Road, NW8 · Tresham Crescent, NW8 · Vale Close, W9 · Waverley Place, NW8 · Wellington Place, NW8 · Wellington Road, NW8 · Whitehaven Street, NW8 · Woronzow Road, NW8 ·


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