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

Open location in Google Maps: 51.463877, -0.168100

5 Aug 2006, 4:41 a.m. - Pauline

from L&M Companion Clapham, Surrey. A village of 92 houses in 1664, some 4-1/2 miles from the Standard on Cornhill, on the road to Richmond. A number of well-to-do Londoners lived or had country villas there, including Gauden, the Navy Victualler, who lived in a large house which after 1688 became Pepys's country retreat. He spent many happy months in his 'Paradisian Clapham' as Evelyn called it, and it was there that he died.

24 Jun 2014, 4:09 p.m. - Terry Foreman

Clapham is in the upper-lefthand corner of this segment of J. CARY'S MAP OF 15 MILES ROUND LONDON 1786

2 Apr 2021, 4:26 p.m. - San Diego Sarah

This article about Pepys', Gauden's and Hewer's participation in Clapham life mentions that when Hewer bought Gauden's house, he sold the farms Gauden ran to provide the victuals he sold to the navy.


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