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

Open location in Google Maps: 51.224890, -0.578978

18 Sep 2014, 8:40 p.m. - Terry Foreman

Artington: Braboeuf Manor and Gardens Braboeuf Manor, formerly part of the Manor of Artington and the Manor of Godalming, was the property of the same family for over 700 years, a rare occurrence. The first mention of the manor is c.900 AD, when the manor was a possession of King Alfred the Great. In 1171, the Crown granted the Manor to Master David of London for his services as envoy to the Pope in Rome in the negotiations that followed the murder of Thomas Beckett, Archbishop of Canterbury. In 1559, the Manor was held by Agnes, daughter of Joan and Robert Kemp, who married John Wight of London. The Manor remained in the the hands of the Wight family from 1559 to 1914. Samuel Pepys called on his uncle and aunt, the Wights, on August 8th 1668. The manor was purchased by The College of Law in 1964, which still own it today. http://www.exploringsurreyspast.org.uk/themes/places/surrey/guildford/artington_braboeuf_manor_and_gardens/

28 Aug 2018, 2:29 a.m. - San Diego Sarah

Some recent shots of Guildford, including St. Catherine's Hill: not the city Pepys knew, but there are echoes: https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/protecting-guildfords-cherished-views-new-15062121

9 Aug 2021, 5:57 p.m. - San Diego Sarah

St Catherine's Hill is a hill south of Guildford in Surrey, England, with a ruined chapel on its top. The hill is about half a mile south of Guildford on the way to Godalming, near the village of Artington and the River Wey. The village is on a sandstone outcrop near the Pilgrims' Way, at the crossing on the river. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Catherine%27s_Hill,_Surrey

References

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

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