This is probably the first map of the London area showing how fields were used for different crops. At this period the land had not bee fully enclosed: some fields were still held in common as in feudal time Some common meadows, arable field and marsh were still left, but even the enclosing of the marshes has begun
The map has been beautifully reproduced in colour by the London Topographial phical Society. It costs about £15, covers an area of about 42" x 42" in six sheets, and has an erudite accompanying text, itself worthy of display. Covered with a plastic sheet and framed, this map would enhance any school corridor or foyer.
paddock or small park
caf common arable field
common meadow field pale
common market garden field
(No doubt this was what we would call an allotment)
|common marsh field
Look at these colours and the eighteenth century landscape comes to life.