The presence of what appears to be some kind of barrier across the road in the distance, together with a hut on the right-hand side just beyond the prominent tree, suggests that this shows the Bayswater Road, Paddington leading towards the old toll gate, the subject of a number of views by the artist taken from the opposite direction. The subject would have made a more suitable pair to the view of the public house near Bayswater (lot 4) than the other possibility, the very long wall along Datchet Lane, Windsor (for which see J. Roberts, Views of Windsor: Watercolours by Thomas and Paul Sandby from the Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, London, 1995, pp. 72-5, nos. 19 and 20, illustrated in colour). For a drawing of Croome Court, where this watercolour hung in the collection, see lot 3.
For a note on the purchase date of this watercolour see lot 4.