Map of Dorchester, Dorset, England

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Title

Map of Dorchester, Dorset, England

Description

This item is a hand drawn map of Dorchester, Dorset, England, which was created by John Speed in 1611. The map is in color and displays topographical as well as man-made features. There are two copies of the map - one of the original and another identifying the important places marked on it. The codes for each identified landmark are as follows:

A - The Old Franciscan Priory
Ca - Castle Ruins later to become 'The Prison'
CR - Colliton Row
Ch - Old Woman's Almshouse
F -  St. George's Church in Fordington
G - Glippath
Gb - Glippath Bridge
H-
Hospital for education of the children of the poor
J - Rev. John White's House
Mb - Great & Little Mohun's Bridges
P - Fordington Pound
Sb - Stocking Bridge, and nearby the Fordington Mill
Sh - Sheep Street
W - Whetstone's Almshouses

Subject

Churches
Almshouses
Bridges
Streets
Schools
Mills
Rivers

Creator

Speed, John, 1552?-1629

Publisher

© Copyright Mr. M Russell FIPD - On Line Parish Clerk (OPC) for Fordington

Date Created

1611

Rights

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Access Rights

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Format

JPEG

Extent

126.04 KB
152.8 KB

Language

English

Type

Maps

Spatial Coverage

Dorchester (Dorset, England)

Temporal Coverage

1611

Rights Holder

Mr. M Russell FIPD - On Line Parish Clerk (OPC) for Fordington

Citation

Speed, John, 1552?-1629 , “Map of Dorchester, Dorset, England,” Hingham Public Library Local History & Special Collections, accessed August 18, 2017, http://hinghampubliclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/355.