Sunday, 2 April 2017

Toddington - Cheney's Palace and Ralph Agas' map of 1581

Ralph Agas, the Elizabethan surveyor, was commissioned by Henry Cheney to survey his estate at Toddington in 1581.  The resulting map measured 11 ft 4 in. x 8 ft 6 in. and is one of the finest extant early field system maps, showing buildings and other features in meticulous detail. It is now held by the British Library

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