Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Maps by thomas gardner 1719London, Waltham, Hoddesdon, Ware, Royston, Huntingdonhttp://www.antiquemaps.com/uk/roads/tgard.htm#a...
see the milestones to follow:
see london to cambridge markers
for more info how miles were measured see john olilby athttp://www.biffvernon.freeserve.co.uk/mapmakers...
how far was it london to huntinton 56 miles
from this url i got milage http://www.londonancestor.com/stow/stow-routes.htm
From London to Berwick 339 Miles, thus reckoned. To Waltham 12, to Ware 9, to Royston 16, to Huntington 19, to Stilton 12, to Stamford 13, to Grantham 21, to Newark 14, to Tuxford 12, to Doncaster 24, to Wentbridge 10, to Tadcaster 17, to York 9, to Topcliff 23, to Norlhallerton? 13, to Darlington 14, to Durham 19, to Newcastle 14, to Morpeth 14, to Alnwick 19, to Belford 13, to Berwick 15, a Town in Northumberland, but 'tis not so eminent for Antiquity, as for being a Place of great Strength, having the Sea on the E. and S.E. and the River Tweed on the S.W. encompassed with a Wall, and fortified with a strong Castle; 'tis large, populous, and well built, on the N. side of the River Tweed, towards Scotland.
The London to Berwick (pronounced Berrick) road is approximately what is now known as the A1 and was The Great North Road. See http://www.biffvernon.freeserve.co.uk/contents.htm for more information. It passes well to the west of Cambridge.The road Pepys took to Hinchinbroke and Cambridge is:"From London to Lynn 98 Miles, thus reckoned. To Enfield Wash 10, to Hoddesdon 7, to Ware 4, to Puckeridge 6, to Barkway 8, to Fowlmere 7, to Cambridge 9, ...(chop)... to Lynn 5, an antient, large and well built Town in Norfolk, containing 3 Parish Churches; encompassed with a Wall and deep Trench; and otherwise called Lyn Regis, also Bishops Lyn, and Llyn by the Welsh, signifying a Lake, seated near the Mouth of Owse River. "From http://www.londonancestor.com/stow/stow-routes.htmLynn is now known as Kings Lynn (Lyn Regis translated) and is a seaside resort.
John Speed1552?-1629, English historian and cartographer. He abandoned his trade as a tailor to engage in mapmaking. Many of his maps of parts of England and Wales were published in The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain (1611). His major work, The History of Great Britain, and his Genealogies Recorded in Sacred Scripture were published c.1611.
These links provide good pictures of Speed
Cool site combines aerial photos and street maps!
Not all of us are lucky enough to be able to visit Sam's sites; I've found that this resource helps me visualize things a little better:
The programmers there have figured out how to overlay a street map on aerial views of various places in the world, including (of course) London, Brampton, etc.
Go to the site above, and click the appropriate map to zoom in on it. Once you get to a certain scale (1:200,000 or below), you can click the Aerial link at the top of the map. This will give you the aerial view with the street-map overlay. Pretty neat-o, eh?
Per Paul Miller: maps of John Speed 1552?-1629English historian and cartographer. He abandoned his trade as a tailor to engage in mapmaking. Many of his maps of parts of England and Wales were published in The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain (1611). His major work, The History of Great Britain, and his Genealogies Recorded in Sacred Scripture were published c.1611. A link that works.http://faculty.oxy.edu/horowitz/home/johnspeed/...
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