Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from:
A pedant would point out that in Pepys's day, and until the 1960s, Staines -- which is on the north bank of the River Thames -- was in the county of Middlesex, not Surrey.
When London local government was reformed in 1963, Middlesex was abolished as an administrative county. Most of it became part of the new county of Greater London and its constituent London Boroughs, but a few parts, including Staines, stayed clear of London and instead were added to Surrey -- which until then had been restricted to south of the River Thames.
see older map and the road to Londonhttp://www.londonancestor.com/maps/middx.htm
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