The Atlas of Historic Towns, Volume 2

Historic Towns Atlas Volume 2
Publish date: 
1975
ISBN: 
0859671852
Publisher: 
The Scolar Press in conjunction with the Historic Towns Trust

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

From the description printed at publication:

"This constitutes the second volume of Historic Towns, a monumental atlas that recreates and records the long-vanished urban Britain that existed before 1800.  Each town in the series is closely surveyed and researched by cartographers and scholars, and then presented in a set of detailed large-scale maps accompanied by a long historical essay.

When it appeared in 1969 the first volume was hailed for its union of historical scholarship and revolutionary cartographic techniques.  It shed exciting new light on the course of urban development, and provided the very first scientifically accurate maps of British towns during the centuries before industrialization.  Banbury, Caernarvon, Glasgow, Gloucester, Hereford, Nottingham, Reading and Salisbury were the very varied subject of the first volume.

This new volume deals at length with four diverse but pre-eminent provincial cities: Bristol, Cambridge, Coventry, and Norwich.  As in its predecessor, each is treated individually although the commentaries make it clear that none developed in geographical, political or economic isolation from the rest of Britain or indeed of Western Europe."

Towns

  • Bristol

    Written by M.D. Lobel and E.M. Carus-Wilson.

    The text and maps of Bristol are available to view as PDFs. If you experience difficulties downloading the PDFs using Mozilla Firefox as your web browser, we suggest you try using Google Chrome.

  • Cambridge

    Written by M.D. Lobel

    The text and maps of Cambridge are available to view as PDFs. If you experience difficulties downloading the PDFs using Mozilla Firefox as your web browser, we suggest you try using Google Chrome.

  • Coventry

    The text was written by Joan C. Lancaster, archivist for the City of Coventry 1946-48.  We have been unable to contact the estate of Joan Lancaster and would be pleased to hear from any representative of it.

    The text and maps of Coventry are available to view as PDFs. If you experience difficulties downloading the PDFs using Mozilla Firefox as your web browser, we suggest you try using Google Chrome.

  • Norwich

    Written by Prof James Campbell.

    We are very grateful to Prof Campbell for allowing his article to be published on this website. If you experience difficulties downloading the PDFs using Mozilla Firefox as your web browser, we suggest you try using Google Chrome.