The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from Wenceslaus Hollar’s maps:

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Also (or later) known as Hungerford Stairs, these were near the south-east end of what is now Charing Cross train station, where Hungerford Bridge begins. Hungerford Stairs can be seen on this 18th century map.

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Charing Cross Stairs became known as the Hungerford Stairs, according to The London Encyclopedia. Hungerford Market was built in 1682 in the gardens of the house of Sir Edward Hungerford, which had burnt down in 1669.

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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.



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