Hungerford Bridge STATION-ON-THAMES plan Charing Cross precursor BALY 1855 map
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Hungerford Bridge STATION-ON-THAMES plan.Charing Cross precursor.BALY, 1855 map

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TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'Plan for Extension of South Western Railway, with Station on Thames, on Site of present Charing Cross Bridge'

At the time of the publication of the map, various proposals to provide a railway terminus into the West End of London for lines running to the south were being considered by extending existing rail lines north over Hungerford Bridge. This plan shows a proposal for a "Station on Thames" spanning Hungerford Bridge. Charing Cross station, designed by Sir John Hawkshaw, was eventually built to the north of the river on the site of the Hungerford Market and opened on 11 January 1864.

The top image on the right hand side shows the entire map. To view a close up of the map showing the level of printed detail, please click on the bottom image on the right hand side. This map is folding hence the centrefold line may show on the image below

DATE PRINTED: 1855    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 30.5 x 62.0cm, 12 x 24.25 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Antique map, prepared for consideration by the British Parliamentary Select Committee on Metropolitan Communication

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain

FOLDING: This is a folding map.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: PP Baly Esq. Mr. Price Prichard Baly was a civil engineer and a pupil of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, in whose office he made the calculations for the Clifton and the Hungerford suspension bridges, and he subsequently acted as Resident Engineer for the construction of the latter. He was involved in the construction of railways in Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, Georgia and Russia. He surveyed and designed ports on the Black Sea, at Baku & Madras, and piers at Bournemouth, Folkestone, Ostend and Blankenberg. He advised Sir Charles Barry in the reconstruction of Westminster bridge and other iron structures.

PROVENANCE: "Report from the Select Committee on Metropolitan Communications; together with the proceedings of the Committee, minutes of evidence and appendix", order by The House of Commons, to be printed, 23 July 1855, Henry Hansard


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