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

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Lawrence   Link to this

Not What I expected, but a Lovely site.

Jesse   Link to this

An updated link.

Cumgranissalis   Link to this

location of Tyburn : [ Tiburne ]. It was situated at very popular Sunday morning hot spot, located for those that want to be entertained by voluminous Discussions, better known as Speakers corner. Junction of Edgware Road ,Oxford Street and Bayswater Road. The names were changed later.
more at

Tiburn Road and Maryland Road and Oxford Street.

Cumgranissalis   Link to this

later area map

Terry Foreman   Link to this

Tyburn Tree and Public Execution in Early Modern England

On the figure of Tyburn Tree this site hangs a collection of links to 17-18c resources on a topic that runs its course down to the current century.

[Links updated from on 26 May 2009. P.G.]

Terry Foreman   Link to this

The Idle 'Prentice Executed at Tyburn. (Industry and Idleness, XI). William Hogarth (1697-1764).

Terry Foreman   Link to this

Glyn's link shows Tyburn gallows'location most clearly
"The link above shows the location of Tyburn gallows, which was the main execution site in London and was at the end of Oxford Street roughly where Marble Arch is now.
"If you look at the little drawing you will see that the Gallows was triangular, enabling up to thirty felons to be hanged simultaneously"

Glyn on Thu 30 Oct 2003, 5:54 pm
Cf. Government and Law > Law > Executions

Bill   Link to this

Tyburn, Tyburn Gallows, or Tyburn Tree (or Deadly Never Green), a celebrated gallows or public place of execution for criminals convicted in the county of Middlesex. It existed as early as the reign of Henry IV., and derives its name from Tyburn Brook. It stood, there is reason to believe, on the site of Connaught Place, and near its south-west corner, though No. 49 Connaught Square is said to be the spot.
---London, Past and Present. H.B. Wheatley, 1891.

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