The plat of Romney Marsh, Describing as well the Common Watercourses, with Their Heads, Armes, Pinocks, Bridges, and Principal Gutt
This is a plan of Romney marsh, north of the Rhee Wall dating from around 1592. also describing the common watercourses with their heads, armes, pinocks, bridges and principall gutt, also the high (can't read) and lanes within the same shewing likewise thee true places of the parish churches, dwelling-hou. It shows the communication routes of high ways and lanes and the location of parish churches. Common watercourses are indicated, along with the location of their heads. Romney marsh is one of the largest areas of coastal marshland in England. Due to its nature as wet land adequate drainage of the area is a consideration, reflected by the attention given to water courses here. This map is a derivative of a drainage map attributed to Thomas Langdon.
The description of Romney Marsh, Walland, Marshy, Denge and Gulforde marsh, with the divisions of their waterings, heads, armes, principal sewers and their gutts
This is a map of the Romney Marsh area, dating from around 1590. It shows the network of sewers and waterways in the area and is principally concerned with drainage. The locations of bridges are carefully recorded. The topography of the landscape is depicted with hills, trees, churches, towns, villages and windmills shown pictorially. A small island in the sea records the location where a village once stood. Camber castle is shown and the draughtsman has attempted to indicate the actual architectural features of the castle.
A Coloured Chart of the Course of the Rivers Thames and Medway, and of the Coasts of Kent and Sussex to Shoreham, with an Account of the Tides
This manuscript map of the south-east coast of England can be dated to around 1596. Although unsigned the handwriting suggests a possible attribution to [William] Borough who is known for his work as a harbour consultant .The map is concerned with the defence of the Thames and of London itself which was threatened by the Anglo-Spanish war. Raids on transatlantic shipping by English seamen such as Francis Drake and England’s support of the Protestant rebellion in the Spanish ruled Netherlands had induced the Catholic Philip II to plan an invasion of England. Although the Spanish armada was defeated by the English in 1588, England remained at war with Spain for many years and further attempts to invade were made by Philip of Spain. It is thought that this map was drawn between the dispersal of the "second Armada" in October 1596 and the assembly of the third Armada’ in the following spring. The draughtsman has borrowed topographical and hydrographic information from contemporary sources, maps by Symonson and Robert Norman. The careful attention given to the coast line around Rye and the differentiation between the original line of the cliffs and the deposits which created Romney Marsh is striking. [Borough, William]