1 : 31680 .This plan covers part of West Norfolk, with Lynn Regis depicted at the top left on the west bank of the River Ouse., Derived from the Gaelic for 'lake' or 'pool', the town was originally called Lin, changing to Bishop's Lynn in 1204., After Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries in 1536, it became Lynn Regis, and finally King's Lynn., The heaths and commons characteristic of the area are represented by open dotting, particularly evident in the right-hand portion of the drawing., Warrens are depicted by dense colour washes and short disconnected lines - a technique known as 'hachuring'., Along the left margin of the sheet are numerous annotations, with corrections marked in yellow on the plan. Yeakell, Thomas Jr.
1 : 31680 The western boundary of this plan is formed by the Peddars Way, a Roman road laid down circa AD61. The ruins of Castle Acre are depicted along this road. Excavations here have uncovered a unique grain-processing plant, comprising a granary, a barn, a kilnhouse, a malthouse and a brewhouse. To the north-east of the castle are the ruins of a former priory belonging to the Cluniac Order, set on an incline above the River Nar. This small river, highlighted in blue on the plan, provided the priory with the greater part of its water supply via a 'monastic drain' - a general descriptive term for fenland drainage systems characterised by large overflow ditches. Metcalf, Edward B.
SUFFOLCIAE Comitatus Sheet 16
This map of Suffolk is from the 1583 edition of the Saxton atlas of England and Wales.This atlas was first published as a whole in 1579. It consists of 35 coloured maps depicting the counties of England and Wales. The atlas is of great significance to British cartography as it set a standard of cartographic representation in Britain and the maps remained the basis for English county mapping, with few exceptions, until after 1750. During the reign of Elizabeth I map use became more common, with many government matters referring to increasingly accurate maps with consistent scales and symbols, made possible by advances in surveying techniques. Illustrating the increasing used of maps in government matters, Lord Burghley, Elizabeth I’s Secretary of State, who had been determined to have England and Wales mapped in detail from the 1550s, selected the cartographer Christopher Saxton to produce a detailed and consistent survey of the country. The financier of the project was Thomas Seckford Master of Requests at the Court of Elizabeth I, whose arms appear, along with the royal crest, on each map. Saxton, Christopher Ryther, Augustine