The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from:


The area on the map is the “ancient” borough boundaries of St Mary Newington as shown on the “Ancient parish boundaries of Southwark” map on this page. I’m not sure if this is exactly the same as what Pepys would have called “Newington”.

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Newington, Surrey. The parish of Newington, or Newington Butts, extends from St. George's, Southwark, to Camberwell; Walworth is a hamlet. The original name was Neweton, afterwards spelled Newerton; the addition of Butts occurs first in 1558, and is evidently due to the butts set up here by royal mandate for the practice of archery by the inhabitants of this side the Thames. ... In the last year of the 16th and the early part of the 17th century there was a theatre at Newington Butts of which Philip Henslowe was the manager, and where "My Lord Admirals" and "My Lord Chamberlain's Men," of whom Shakespeare was one, acted.
---London, Past and Present. H.B. Wheatley, 1891.

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