Also see places within Barnet.
The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from Wenceslaus Hollar’s maps:
Open location in Google Maps: 51.644525, -0.202052
vincent • Link
not clear on the map considering the population, on the A1000[old A1 great north road ] My take it was right under the "d" in monkton Hadley [ end of the northern line.]
Barnet church: http://www.btinternet.com/~wgnb/postcards/b1rnetc…
There was even a famous battle here 1471
vincent • Link
For the Barnet run From London to Holyhead 269 Miles, thus reckoned.
To Barnet 11, to St. Albans 9, to Dunstable 12, to Brickhill 9, to Stony Stratford 9
The northern part of Barnet is at the bottom of this map
The southern part of Barnet and Barnet Gate is at the top left of this map
Barnet was becoming another spa town as early as 1653:
Assumed date Sunday, June 5, 1653. Dorothy Osborne to William Temple Letter 23:
"I had a letter the last week from my Lady, who tells me that she has been ill from a pain at her stomach, and that she has been drinking Barnet Waters and has found herself better since. I thought they had been so lately found out, that nobody had known what they had been good for yet, or had ventured to take them. I could wish they were as proper for the spleen as Epsom or Tunbridge, they would lie much more conveniently for me."
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.