Historic Towns - Maps and Plans of towns and cities in the British Isles, Volume One

Volume 1 cover
Publish date: 
1969
ISBN: 
No ISBN
Publisher: 
Lovell Johns - the Cook, Hammond and Kell Organisation

General Editor: Mary D. Lobel
Topographical Editor: W.H. Johns

From the description published at the time:

"This volume is an authoritative and unique work, is the first of a series explaining in cartographic and literary form the history and development of towns and cities in the British Isles from the earliest times to about 1800 - that is before their Medieval character was transformed by the Industrial Revolution.

The visual impact of the maps and plans is exciting.  They unfold, for the first time, a reliable ground record of towns for periods of their history long before the science of surveying and mapping was developed.

This outstanding acheivement of mapping the past, as if the features existed on the ground today, provides a new dimension and insight into the development of British towns and cities."

Towns

  • Banbury

    The text was written by Professor P.D.A. Harvey, and the Historic Towns Trust is grateful to him for allowing it to be made available on the website.

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  • Caernarvon

    The text was written by Prof. H. Carter and the Historic Towns Trust is grateful to him for allowing it to be made available on the website.

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  • Glasgow

    The text was written by J.R. Kellett. We have been unable to contact the estate of J.R. Kellett and we would be pleased to hear from any representative of it.

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  • Gloucester

    The text was written by M.D. Lobel and Prof. Jennifer Tann.  The Historic Towns Trust is grateful to Prof. Tann for allowing it to be made available on the website.

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  • Hereford

    The text was written by M.D. Lobel

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  • Nottingham

    The text was written by M.W. Barley and I.F. Straw

    We are very grateful to the family of Prof Maurice Barley for allowing the text to be made available here.  We have been unable to contact I.F. Straw, and we would be pleased to hear from him or his estate.

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  • Reading

    The text was written by Dr C.F. Slade and we are very grateful to Mrs Slade for allowing the text to appear on the website

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  • Salisbury

    The text was written by K.H. Rogers, and the Historic Towns Trust is grateful to him for allowing it to be made available on the website.

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