Monthly Archives: January 2020

Great North Wood on Rocque’s Small Scale Map

Above: The Great North Wood shown on Rocque’s small scale map (Click image to enlarge to 1550×1250). There is never any substitute for seeing direct evidence for something. Theories of how something might have looked cannot compete with actual evidence. In … Continue reading

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Great North Wood Extent

Above: Outline map showing the extent of the Great North Wood in medieval times (Click image to enlarge to 1280×800). If you draw a vertical line passing through London Bridge on a map of Inner London, it would pass very close … Continue reading

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Rocque’s Small Scale Map – Hills of South London

Above: A reduced part of Rocque’s small scale map showing the hills of South London (Click image to enlarge to 1280×800). John Rocque’s small scale map of London covers almost all of Inner London as well as much of Outer … Continue reading

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Rocque’s Small Scale Map – River Thames

Above: Small scale map of London (Click image to enlarge to 1280×900). John Rocque’s small scale map shows nearly all of Inner London and a large part of the Outer London Boroughs, particularly to the west. Working from the bottom … Continue reading

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Rocque’s Small Scale Map of London

Above: Small scale map of London (Click image to enlarge to 1280×900). John Rocque (c1709–62), surveyor, cartographer, engraver and map-seller. He was born no later than 1709 because in that year he came to England with his parents who were … Continue reading

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Rocque’s Large Scale Map – River Procession

Above: The long river procession passing Somerset House (Click image to enlarge to 1280×800). John Rocque must have been a very interesting man. We don’t know a great deal about him – apart from the obvious fact that he was … Continue reading

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Rocque’s Large Scale Map – River Thames

Above: Rocque’s Large Scale Map of London (Click image to enlarge to 1710×900). When John Rocque was surveying his Large Scale Map of Central London – before it was published in 1746 – it was still possible to see open … Continue reading

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Rocque’s Large Scale Map – Built Up Area

Above: Rocque’s Large Scale Map of London (Click image to enlarge to 1710×900). John Rocque’s large scale map of London, published in 1746, provides a remarkable ‘snapshot’ of the relatively small area (when compared with the extent of London today) … Continue reading

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Rocque and his Large Scale Map of London

Above: Rocque’s Large Scale Map of London (Click image to enlarge to 1710×900). John Rocque (c1709–62), surveyor, cartographer, engraver and map-seller. He was born no later than 1709 because in that year he came to England with his parents who … Continue reading

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Southwark and its Relationship with the City

When we say that the City of London lies on the north side of the Thames – meaning the northern end of London Bridge – and that Southwark is on the south side of the Thames – at the southern … Continue reading

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